A press release issued by the Kentucky State Police reported that a woman identified as Paintsville, Kentucky resident Orpha Childers had perished in a two-car accident that involved a dump truck around 2 p.m. on December 8, WCHS reported.
The collision occurred in Johnston County near Lowmansville. According to preliminary investigations made by the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, a Mack dump truck was in the process of turning left onto U.S. Route 23 into the northbound lanes when instead it traversed into the southbound lanes, resulting in a collision with an SUV.
Childers was a passenger of the SUV. She was declared dead at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.
The SUV’s driver, on the other hand, was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center for the treatment of her injuries.
The attorneys of Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, wish for the quick recovery of the injured and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.
Twenty-two-month-old Barbourville, Kentucky resident Rylan Rose died after being hit by a 2013 Ford Mustang as it backed out of a driveway in southeastern Kentucky, The Herald-Dispatch reported on August 5.
The driver of the vehicle, unnamed in the article, told the police he did not see the child in the street when he pulled onto the roadway, although he did see the two other children that accompanied the toddler. He allegedly waited for them to leave the road before backing up.
The injured child was immediately airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after the accident. She died of traumatic brain injury sustained in the accident, reports from the Fayette County Coroner’s Office stated. Police authorities continue to look into the details surrounding the incident, although they are sure that neither alcohol nor drugs were involved.
The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, extend their thoughts and condolences to the family members suffering during this difficult time.