Woodford County crash kills one, injures three

jkegley@herald-leader.comJanuary 9, 2013 

One person was killed and three others were injured in a car wreck in Woodford County on Wednesday.

Versailles police said a Pontiac Grand Am carrying four adults was headed west on Dry Ridge Road, near Shannon Run Road, when it left the pavement and hit a tree.

Police had not released the identities of the victims Wednesday night.

A passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, Versailles police Lt. Daniel Clark said.

Another passenger was airlifted to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries, he said. The driver and a third passenger were taken to UK by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver lost control of the car as it crested a hill. Investigators had not determined Wednesday whether alcohol or speed played a role in the crash, and Clark said he could not say if the occupants were wearing seat belts.

A passerby reported the wreck just before 5 p.m., he said.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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