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Speed Possible Factor in Teen Crash That Killed One and Injured Three

Posted on Mar 13, 2012
On Thursday, February 16, 2012, a group of Harrison County teenagers were involved in a single-car crash in Elizabeth, about 30 minutes from Louisville, KY. This Thursday afternoon crash occurred just minutes after the teens left South Central Junior-Senior High School. 

According to authorities, the crash took place around 3:30 PM on State Road 11. The students were traveling north on Ind. 11 when their Honda Accord sedan slipped off the road. Officials indicate that, when this happened, the driver tried to overcorrect, but the car spun across the southbound lanes and ended up colliding with a tree. As a result, three teenagers were injured and one died in this crash.

According to Kevin Taylor, a Harrison County police officer, the car slammed broadside into the tree. He said that no one has reported seeing the wreck, but neighbors heard the loud crash upon impact with the tree. 

Police are investigating this wreck, but they do believe that speed was a factor. 

When emergency crews arrived on scene, they had to cut the roof of the car in order to extract the teenagers. One teen died of multiple blunt-force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene by a coroner. An additional teen was transported by ambulance to a Louisville hospital for medical care, and two other teenagers were flown by helicopter to Louisville hospitals for medical treatment of their serious injuries. 

State Road 11 was blocked for approximately three hours in each direction so that the police could reconstruct the accident and crews could remove the wreckage. 

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 the deceased and wish those injured a full and fast recovery.

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