Fatal crash takes lives of 3 in Nelson County

A fatal crash took the lives of three in Nelson County earlier this month. The crash occurred on the Bluegrass Parkway, closing down 10 miles of the roadway, which runs through Louisville. The three people killed were all in one vehicle and all from one family.

A married couple, ages 72 and 71, and their 3-year-old granddaughter were all killed in the accident. Blunt force trauma was listed as the cause of death for all three victims by the Nelson County coroner.

Another granddaughter in the car was transported by EMS personnel to Flaget Memorial Hospital. She was then airlifted to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville.

"It's a tragic situation when you have accidents that involve children," the coroner said. "It's hard on the police, it's hard on the coroner's office, it's hard on the people who were out there trying to extricate them. Your heart goes out to these people."

The crash occurred at 11:24 a.m., on May 11 near the KY 49 overpass. The fatal motor vehicle accident involved the passenger car driven by the 72-year-old grandfather and a semitruck. No cause of the accident has been released, but reported aerial video footage from the scene suggests that the truck might have crossed the median and traveled into the oncoming lane.

Accident reconstruction, the investigation and cleanup kept the highway closed for more than four hours.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents are tragic for all involved, especially the victims who suffer horrific injuries. Many of these accidents can be avoided if distractions are removed from the vehicle. Many fatal motor vehicle accidents also involve alcohol.

Many victims require extensive physical and emotional therapy following these accidents that can last for years. You should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to find out what types of compensation you can receive following such a horrific accident.

Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in a Jefferson, Kentucky, accident? Contact our motor vehicle accidents firm to discuss your case and learn how to protect your rights.

Source: WAVE3, "Nelson County coroner identifies victims of triple fatal crash," Charles Gazaway and Annie Moore, May 12, 2017

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