Seventy-three-year-old Lexington resident John Herkamp lost his life in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Clays Mills Road and Wyndham Hills Drive in Lexington on June 12, according to a report by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Reports from Lieutenant Andrew Daugherty of the Lexington Police Department indicated that Herkamp’s vehicle, a red Ford Mustang, collided with a silver Buick. Herkamp was trying to turn left onto Wyndham Hills Drives, while the female Buick driver was driving up Clays Mills Road.
Daugherty said rescue crews started responding to the accident at around 7:30 p.m.
Herkamp succumbed to his mortal injuries at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The female driver was brought to the University of Kentucky hospital for treatment of her leg injuries; her injuries were not stated to be life-threatening.
The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, extend their thoughts to the friends and family suffering from this unexpected loss.
Two accident scenes involving vehicles occurred on Interstate 75 in Lexington, Kentucky on caused a temporary stall of traffic out of the area on March 21, according to a WTVQ article.
Police officers have said that one initial accident that involved a truck rollover resulted in an abrupt slowdown of traffic, which in turn caused an additional collision less than 200 yards away from the original crash. Due to these two accidents, all of the northbound lanes on I-75 were shut down.
The official report stated that the roads were cleared within two hours and traffic was able to resume. Fortunately, only non-life-threatening wounds were incurred by the victims of the accidents; all of those involved in the incidents were wearing their seat belts.
Police authorities have yet to ascertain what circumstances caused the initial rollover accident.