Auto Accident Tag

Intersection Crash Kills Elderly Man

Two drivers collided in an intersection outside Louisville, and only one of them survived the vehicle crash. Witnesses and authorities state that the wreck occurred at Highway 146 and Spring House Pike in LaGrange. The 75 year-old was eastbound on 146 and collided with a driver of a Dodge Ram pickup; the driver's name was not released. While the Ram driver was treated at the scene and released, the 75 year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he died shortly after arrival. Police investigators are still working to determine the vehicle crash cause. Special Issues with Older Drivers Although there is...

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Car Crash Kills Boyle County Teen

A 16 year old was a passenger in a single-car accident just east of Danville; and the unnamed victim, who was partially ejected from the vehicle, died at the scene.

The unnamed victim, and three other juveniles whose names were not released, were in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala when the teenage driver apparently lost control of the car. The vehicle slid off the road and slammed into a concrete bridge. According to investigators, the driver did not have a license and none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Investigators also believe that the driver may have been alcohol impaired, but no arrests were made.

Deadly Crash Triggers Homicide Charges

Following a single car accident that killed a 16-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman faces intoxication manslaughter charges.

Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to the crash scene at Sayler Creek Road and Griggstown Road determined that the driver from Paducah, was intoxicated when she was traveling at a high rate of speed and apparently lost control of her vehicle. Her passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials originally charged the driver with murder, but subsequently downgraded the charges to second degree manslaughter.

One Killed And Three Hurt In Freeway Crash

A pickup truck failed to slow down for stacked-up rush hour traffic and slammed into a passenger car, causing an auto accident that killed one person and seriously injured three others.

Major traffic slowdowns are not really an everyday occurrence in many parts of Jeffersontown and Louisville, and that is probably one reason a pickup truck driver did not slow down on Interstate 64 between Hurstbourne and Blankenbaker as traffic piled up in front of him. The pickup truck rear-ended a passenger car at what Police Chief Ken Hatmaker called a high rate of speed, trapping all four occupants inside. One person, who was apparently not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene, and the other three were rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The tortfeasor (negligent driver) will probably not face any charges stemming from this auto accident, and none of the names were released.

Careless Driver Plus Careless Bureaucrats Equals Two Deaths

Two more people died after yet another fatal car crash on a dangerous stretch of Waymans Branch Road near Scott High School in Covington.

According to police and residents, many people use this road as a shortcut between the school and Madison Pike. The driver evidently lost control of her vehicle on the slick road; her car then skidded into a nearby creek. Both she and her grandson, 16-year-old victim, died at the scene. A third person — a high school student whose name was not released — was injured in the fatal car crash. Covington Assistant Police Chief Brian Steffen said the area is known for “frequent collisions [and] frequent crashes, especially when it starts raining.” Local resident Lisa Frieman added that “the city or county could do something to make the road safer,” such as lowering the speed limit, adding warning signs, or erecting guardrails.

Big Trouble In Little Bowling Green

A man faces probable civil and criminal liability after he fled the scene of a fatal alcohol-involved car crash.

Witnesses say the wreck occurred near North Gate Shopping Center on Louisville Road. The driver apparently ignored a red light and slammed into another vehicle, who had the green light as she pulled out of the shopping center’s parking lot; she was later pronounced dead at the scene. The driver then left his vehicle, looked inside the victim’s car, and then ran away on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away.

The driver told first responders that he had been drinking.

Teenager Dead Following Police Chase

One person is dead in a vehicle crash, and several others seriously injured, after police cornered a 16-year-old driving an allegedly stolen car near Tates Creek in Lexington. Police first spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Richmond Road and Mt. Tabor Road as they attempted to detain the driver for an unspecified traffic violation. Rather than pull over, the driver accelerated down Mt. Tabor in the direction of Richmond Road. Shortly thereafter, the driver, later identified as a 16-year-old male, started driving the wrong way on New Circle Road. After striking a pickup, a third car collided into the wreckage,...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Hardin

A deadly pedestrian-auto collision occurred when an onrushing car struck and killed a man as he walked across Highway 68.

The wreck took place near the intersection of Aurora and Highway 68. According to witnesses, the victim’s family, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the victim went for an afternoon walk, and as he crossed the highway, he stepped into the path of a driver on the road, who was eastbound. The driver says that although he saw the pedestrian, he was unable to stop, and the car struck the victim. Both people were rushed to a local hospital, where the pedestrian was subsequently pronounced dead.

The victim may have been wearing headphones at or near the time of the pedestrian-auto collision.

Serious Injury Two-Car Crash

A partially-parked UPS delivery truck was also involved in a head-on vehicle collision in Princeton.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Dawson Springs Road (U.S. Highway 62) and Beshears Lane just outside town. The 50 year-old male driver was eastbound on Dawson Springs, he temporarily crossed over to the westbound side to go around an idling delivery truck partially blocking the eastbound side. At that moment, another driver approached on the westbound side, and the two vehicles collided head-on. The female driver and two passengers, a 30-year-old and 69-year-old, were all rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.