Girl, 16, killed in one-car crash in Boyle County

jwarren@herald-leader.comJune 30, 2014 

Authorities say they think speed and alcohol contributed to a single-vehicle crash late Sunday night in Boyle County that killed a teenager and injured four other people.

Emily Snow, 16, of Danville died at the scene, Boyle County Coroner Donald Hamner said.

She was a passenger in the car, Hamner said.

No other names have been released.

Five people were in the vehicle, according to the Boyle County Sheriff's Department.

The wreck happened about 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Scrubgrass Road in Boyle County's Mitchellsburg community, deputies said.

According to the sheriff's department, a Ford car was traveling west on Scrubgrass Road when it failed to negotiate a right-hand turn, left the road and struck a tree.

Three victims were treated at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. A fourth was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with what officers described as life-threatening injuries.

There was no word on that person's condition Monday.

The sheriff's department is investigating the crash, and deputies said speed and alcohol were thought to be contributing factors.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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