On Saturday, May 19, 2012, a Kentucky car crash occurred on Interstate 64 in Shelby County just east of Louisville. Three people from Indianapolis were killed, and one child was injured in the crash.
According to Kentucky State Police, the driver of the eastbound Mercury Mountaineer did not change lanes as the three lanes were merging into two lanes. Apparently, the driver ran off the shoulder, which caused the car to overturn. Sadly, the three occupants were thrown from the car.
Gabriel Alva Chacon, 29, and Jamie Alva Chacon, 21, died at the scene, according to the Shelby County coroner. And 36-year-old Regina K. Alva Chacon died at University of Louisville Hospital. The child suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital as well.
In a separate Kentucky car accident that occurred on the morning of the same day, an infant died and two others were injured. According to police, this wreck occurred in Carroll County due to a 17-year-old driver failing to negotiate a curve properly. The crash occurred near General Butler State Park and involved the car striking a tree.
Jaquolin Valoria Villalva Rocha, 18, of Warsaw, and 22-year-old Leonardo Lopez Sanchez, of Louisville, were two passengers who were seriously injured in the crash. They were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the baby belonging to Rocha was pronounced dead at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
The 17-year-old driver was not injured in this crash, but the driver is charged with DUI, failure to use child restraint, and manslaughter.
Our Louisville accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed in these crashes and wish all injured a full recovery.