On Sunday, May 13, 2012, two traffic accidents in Rowan County occurred. Sadly, both were serious wrecks, and one ended in a fatality. Police confirmed that the separate accidents were actually weather related.
In the first crash that occurred around 7:30 PM on Interstate 64, a 59-year-old man was killed. According to investigators, the car that the man was in was traveling westbound on I-64 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Heavy rains came down and caused the driver to lose control of the car and cross into eastbound lanes of traffic. The car crashed head-on into a semi truck near mile marker 132.
The 59-year-old man, of Fayette County, was taken to UK Hospital, but the Rowan County Coroner said the man was pronounced dead. Two other people in the same car were seriously injured and also taken to UK Hospital for medical treatment. They were family members of the deceased and are still being treated; however, their conditions have not been released.
The second accident occurred around the same time and sent state police to Christy Creek. Police investigators also say the heavy rains and wet roads caused a female driver to wreck her car. At the time of the crash, the woman was ejected from her vehicle, and her car then rolled on top of her.
The woman’s name has not been released at this time. She was taken to UK Hospital for medical care, as she suffered very serious injuries. Information regarding her condition has not been released at this time.
The Kentucky State Police are still investigating both Sunday evening wrecks.
Our Lexington injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the man who died, and we would like to wish all the victims a full and fast recovery from their injuries.