RICHMOND — Three people, including a 9-year-old boy, died and four others were injured Thursday in a collision involving a car and pickup along Irvine Road near the Kentucky National Guard Armory in Madison County, police said.
One of the injured was the brother of a woman who died in a Richmond house fire this week, police confirmed.
The dead were identified as Wilma Cox, 56, of Irvine; Gregory Hayes, 48, of McKee; and Eric Cox, 9, also of McKee. Madison County Deputy Coroner Carlos Coyle did not know what relation Eric Cox was to Wilma Cox.
The four injured were taken to University of Kentucky Hospital, said Richmond Assistant Police Chief James Wilson.
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Deborah Griffith, 32, of McKee was a passenger in the car and was listed in serious condition with head and chest injuries. Elby Cox, also a car passenger, was in serious condition with chest and abdomen injuries
Police confirmed that one of the injured from the truck was Roger Million Jr., the brother of LaSha Noe, 21, who died Sunday in the Richmond house fire. Noe's visitation was scheduled for Thursday night at a Richmond funeral home; her funeral was scheduled for Friday. Million had been moved from the emergency room and was listed in stable condition.
Billie Masters, 35, of the Waco area, was also in the pickup and was listed in critical condition.
The collision between the Chevrolet pickup and Toyota Solara was reported at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Wilson said.
"It appears the Toyota may have pulled out in the path of the truck, and the truck attempted to stop but was unsuccessful," Wilson said.