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Clay County crash kills three women and a baby

The Clay County coroner has identified three women killed Friday afternoon in a car crash on the Hal Rogers Parkway near Manchester, and a baby injured in the crash later died at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The women were driving east in a 2013 Nissan Altima when they collided with a westbound 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck that crossed the center line, according to Kentucky State Police. Judy Ann Pennington-Adams, 63, who was driving the Nissan; her granddaughter, Tiffany Anna Williams, 23, who was nearly eight months pregnant; and Charlene Low Lewis, 59, all died. All of the women lived in Leslie County.

Williams’ son, Kyson Pennington, who was just under 2 years old, was taken to the UK hospital, where he died Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the Fayette County coroner’s office. Williams’ unborn child did not survive. Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home in Hyden is handling the burial arrangements.

The driver of the pickup truck, Jason Gibson, 40, of Big Creek, also was taken to the UK hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

Trooper Lloyd Cochran, spokesman for the London state police post, said alcohol and drug use were suspected as factors in the crash. If police determine that Gibson was impaired when the crash happened, he will face criminal charges, Cochran said.

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