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Drunk Driver Kills Two, Injures Seven

One witness said “total chaos” ensued when a driver under the influence of alcohol and marijuana caused a serious car crash outside two busy Louisville nightclubs.

According to police and witnesses, a 37-year-old male driver struck a parked car near O’Dolly’s and La Movida, and then zoomed into a parking lot full of people mingling outside a taco truck. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, and seven others were rushed to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. Police say that during the investigation, the drivers speech was extremely slurred, he fell asleep several times, and he had a .40 BAC level. He also admitted that he had consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana before driving, according to the arrest affidavit. He now faces various criminal charges.

Rollover Crash On Christmas Eve Causes Serious Injury

Two people were seriously injured, including a 4-year-old child, in a violent rear-end crash on U.S. Highway 45.

The wreck occurred in McCracken County.  According to witnesses and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Keonia Purefide, of Paducah, was northbound in the right lane with her 4-year-old daughter, whose name was not released. Ms. Purefide was travelling slowly in the right lane as she escorted a disabled motorist on the shoulder. As the two vehicles inched forward, 48-year-old Charles Anderson of Paducah, who was also northbound int he right lane, either did not see Ms. Purefide or was not aware that she was travelling so slowly, and he rear-ended her vehicle; the force of the impact pushed Ms. Purefide’s vehicle off the road, and it tumbled down a shallow embankment.

Dangerous Curves

One person was killed, and two people were seriously injured, in a speed-related car crash on a hazardous stretch of Pleasant Valley Road in Florence.

Police state that 17-year-old Dannicah Coffman, of Burlington, may have been travelling as fast as 60mph in a 45mph zone when she oversteered around a curve and temporarily ran off the road. She then overcorrected, crossed the center line, and crashed almost head-on into an oncoming SUV. The driver of that vehicle, Michael Robinson, and his 8-year-old son Cameron were both transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Ms. Coffman died at the scene.