Just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, and five miles northeast of Nicholasville, a two-vehicle car accident in Jessamine County took place on Ashgrove Road (KY 1980). Sadly, this collision claimed the life of one person and injured two others — sending them to the hospital.
The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office said the wreck occurred around 1:08 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2013, and involved a 2001 Ford Taurus and a 2010 Nissan. The Ford was driven by 19-year-old Mackenzie Layne Sayre, of Wilmore, and the Nissan was driven by 21-year-old Britney Larissa Kennedy, of Lexington.
According to authorities, it appears that Sayre was driving eastbound on Ashgrove when she lost control of her car and struck a westbound vehicle — the Nissan. Sayre was traveling with a passenger, 19-year-old Sarah Smith, of Nicholasville, at the time of the crash.
When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found Sayre and Smith in critical condition and Kennedy with injuries. They transported all three to University of Kentucky Hospital for medical treatment; however, Sayre sadly died of her injuries. Smith was listed in critical condition, and Kennedy was treated and released.
Police are still investigating this collision, and they do not believe alcohol is a factor in this Kentucky crash. However, speed has not been ruled out as a cause for this wreck. This accident is the third fatal crash the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office has investigated in 2013.
Our Northern Kentucky injury lawyers at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mackenzie Layne Sayre and wish Sarah Smith and Britney Larissa Kennedy full and fast recoveries.