Six killed in area accidents

December 06, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

Weekend traffic accidents claimed the lives of six people in Boyle, Garrard, Mercer and Marion counties, police said. One man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Boyle, and two died after their pickup trucks collided and caught fire in Mercer County crash. A Danville man was killed Saturday in Garrard County, and two Lebanon men were killed in Marion County.

John T. League, 19, of 3161 Alum Springs Road, was pronounced dead Sunday evening at the scene 1.5 miles west of Junction City. Boyle County Coroner Dr. James W. Ramey said League died of severe head injuries.

Boyle Deputy Sheriff Warren Lanham said League was driving west at a high rate of speed when his 1992 Chevrolet Lumina skidded 103 feet before leaving the road. The car stuck an embankment, came back on the road, flipped over twice and ejected League. The vehicle landed on its top and slid backwards before coming to rest.


League was not wearing a seat belt. Lanham said alcohol was involved.

Pickups collide

Two men were killed Sunday when their pickups collided on Ky. 390 in Mercer County, according to state Trooper Clyde Bertram.

Kenneth W. Devine, 39, and Jonathan L. Murray, 28, both of Harrodsburg, were apparently killed on impact. They were pronounced dead at the scene by the Mercer County coroner.

Devine was driving east when his 1980 Chevrolet pickup dropped off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected and crossed into the westbound lane. Murray's 1988 Toyota pickup skidded sideways into the path of the Chevrolet, according to Bertram.

Upon impact, the vehicles caught fire and both drivers were trapped inside the vehicles. There were no passengers.

Devine was not wearing a seat belt; Murray was using a seat belt.

Garrard County crash

A Danville man was killed Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Garrard County, according to the coroner's office.

Shaun D. Robinson, 32, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. at the scene by Garrard Deputy Coroner Michael Dixon.

Robinson was driving a 1993 GMC Sonoma south on U.S. 27 when the vehicle ran off the road, Dixon said.

Robinson overcorrected his vehicle, causing the pickup to skid into the northbound lane and collide with a Nissan pickup driven by Stephen Denton, 38, of Eubank.

Both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder, Robinson's on its side, said Dixon. Robinson was not wearing a seat belt.

Denton and his two passengers, who were wearing seat belts, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Marion County crash

A Marion County crash Saturday claimed the lives of two people when two vehicles collided on Ky. 208, according to state police.

Rose M. Bostic, 19, and her passenger, John Robert Price, 22, both of Lebanon, were pronounced dead at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Another passenger, Zoe Dahlia Price, 3, of Lebanon, was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville for treatment. She was not in a child restraint seat.

Three people in the other vehicle also were injured.

Melinda Hamilton, 36, and her passengers, 5-year-old Sarah Nicole Hamilton and 10-year-old Amanda Lauren Hamilton, all of Lebanon, were treated for injuries at Spring View Hospital and released.

Bostic was driving west when she lost control of her 2000 Kia and sideswiped Hamilton's Dodge Caravan, which was headed east. Bostic's car left the road and struck two trees.

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