Two are Killed Along Highway 461 After a Mustang Crosses the Line

An early morning car crash on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, claimed two lives and left another individual seriously injured. The crash, which occurred on Highway 461 nearest Highway 150, right outside of Mount Vernon, occurred around 5:20 a.m. that same morning.

In the fatal car crash, a late model Ford Mustang, being driven by a 21-year-old, crossed over the highway’s center line. In doing so, it made contact with the front portion of another vehicle, a Chevy truck, head-on.

Law enforcement officers with the Kentucky State Police, that were responsible for investigating the crash, determined that the young male driver of the Mustang was not wearing a seat belt at the time the wreck occurred. He is thought to have died immediately upon impact with the pickup he struck.

As for the pickup truck’s occupants, both the female driver and her 56-year-old male passenger were transported to Rockcastle Regional Hospital from the crash scene. It’s from there that the female driver was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital to receive further treatment for her injuries. As for the passenger, he soon succumbed to his injuries after arriving at the hospital.

The stretch of the highway that had been closed in order to allow investigators to assess the scene of the fatal collision was reopened by 8:00 a.m. An investigation into the crash continues as police comb through witness statements and await autopsy results.

If you or someone you know has either been seriously injured or been killed in a car crash or some other type of incident involving the negligence of another, a Bowling Green, Kentucky, personal injury attorney can provide advice and guidance in your legal matter.

Source:, “Victims of deadly Rockcastle crash identified,” March 07, 2017

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