According to reports, a blue Ford Taurus ran a stop sign at West Pages and Devonshire and was struck by a white Lincoln driven by Leonard Lay, 77, of Big Clifty. The force of the impact sent the Taurus into a tree and then into a house. Unfortunately, Mr. Lay was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Rescue crews transported the unidentified passenger of the Ford Taurus, believed to be in her eighties, to University Hospital. She was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
"I was making the bed," said Sharon Comstock, the owner of the home. "And I heard a crash and my daughter was downstairs. And she ran upstairs and as soon as we heard the crash the house just shook. It was worse than the earthquake we had a few years ago."
Local investigators report that the driver of the Lincoln had the right of way. They do not believe that speed was a factor in the crash.
The Louisville auto accident is still under investigation by local authorities.
This is an unfortunate incident and we would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to everyone that has been affected by it.