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Complex Injury Car Crash In Nelson County

A serious car wreck in Nelsonville drew first responders from two counties to the scene of a two-vehicle collision.

The wreck happened near the intersection of the Bluegrass Parkway and Nelsonville Road, right around a sharp curve in the road. The vehicle owner from  Campbellsville, told investigators that she allowed her friend to drive her Chevrolet Impala; and that the Impala’s tires were bald and she had earlier hydroplaned over a wet spot on the road. As the Impala rounded the curve, it slid over some liquid on the road’s surface, which police believe may have been fuel or oil. The Impala driver lost control and smashed into the passenger side door of a Honda Accord that was traveling in the opposite direction. Two people were transported to nearby hospitals with serious car wreck injuries.

Serious Injury Crash In McCracken County

Four people were hurt, and another one killed, when a driver ignored a red light, leading to a serious vehicle collision.

The wreck happened near the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 (Future City Road) and Metropolis Lake Road in West Paducah. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, a 90-year-old Barlow resident, was distracted by the late afternoon sun’s glare and did not stop for a traffic signal. He then turned directly into the path of an oncoming car, containing the 51-year-old Lvictim, and three children. All five people were rushed to a nearby hospital with various injuries; where the victim was later pronounced dead.

Because of the extreme force of the wreck, both vehicles were almost completely destroyed.

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.

Four People Killed In Mysterious Car Wreck

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Investigators do not know why a man crossed Interstate 69’s center line and crashed head-on into a Ford SUV, killing the vehicle’s 73-year-old driver and two passengers.

The car wreck occurred near mile marker 69 in Caldwell County. According to Kentucky State Police, 66-year-old Thomas Hughes, of Princeton, apparently lost control of his Camaro and crossed from the northbound to the southbound side. The impact killed Raymond Vilvens, of Batavia, Ohio, along with his wife, 69-year-old Carolyn Vilvens, and another passenger, 66-year-old Linda Franz. Mr. Hughes also died at the scene.

A fourth SUV occupant, whose name was not released, survived the impact and was airlifted to an area hospital.

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.