Several people are tragically dead following a collision on Audobon Parkway the afternoon of June 4, according to local sources. Kentucky authorities responded to the crash that claimed the lives of three people, including an infant. No charges are forthcoming as the driver believed responsible perished in the crash, but as with most motor vehicle accidents, the investigation into this crash is still ongoing.
What are the details of the incident?
According to the preliminary report, it appears a 24-year-old woman was driving eastbound on Audubon when, for reasons that are currently unknown, she crossed the median into the westbound lanes. This caused her vehicle to strike a westbound car head-on. The driver of the wrong-way car had to be extricated from her vehicle and airlifted to a local hospital, where she later died.
The driver of the other vehicle was rushed to a local hospital for care. His status is unknown. His passenger, a 62-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 1-year-old infant who was also in the vehicle was pronounced dead later in the day. The westbound lanes of Audubon Parkway were closed for several hours to facilitate the investigation.
Seeking help and support after these unfortunate situations
In the case of motor vehicle accidents where the driver responsible for the crash is killed, no criminal charges are filed posthumously. However, Kentucky law allows the families of deceased victims, as well as those injured in the crash, to file personal injury and/or wrongful death lawsuits against the offending driver, or that driver’s estate in the event of their death. Any police evidence indicating the driver’s material contribution to the accident can be used in civil court to reinforce the claim.