A head-on crash Thursday on the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County killed three people.
A tractor-trailer and a car collided about 11:30 a.m. just east of Bardstown, according to WDRB in Louisville.
The tractor-trailer reportedly crossed the median into the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway and collided with the car, according to WDRB.
All three were from Harrodsburg, said Nelson County coroner Rayfield Houghlin.
The three who were killed have been identified as Elmer Douglas O’Dell, 72, who was driving, his wife, Vivian Delores O’Dell, 71, and their 3-year-old granddaughter Kieren O’Dell, the Nelson County coroner told The Kentucky Standard.
All died from blunt-force trauma, Houghlin said.
A second granddaughter, Pheobe, was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, according to The Kentucky Standard. She is expected to be OK.
“It’s a bad day,” Houghlin said. “This is not supposed to happen to little children.”
The westbound lanes of the parkway reopened at 5 p.m., state police said.