Kentucky

Girl, 7, dies in Rockcastle crash; 5 injured

A 7-year-old girl died early Sunday morning from injuries she sustained in a two-car crash on Saturday in Mount Vernon. Five other people were injured.

The Fayette County Coroner's office said Jada Hayes of Mount Vernon died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington from multiple blunt-force trauma.

According to Kentucky State Police, Jada's father's girlfriend, Jody Hayes, 23, of Brodhead, was driving a 1989 Ford Thunderbird westbound on U.S. 150 when she made a left turn onto Maretburg Road. The car collided with a 1990 Lincoln driven by Wendy Riley, 41, of Mount Vernon.

Riley was treated at Mount Vernon Hospital and released. A passenger in the car, Riley's daughter Aubriauna Jones, 7, was treated at Rockcastle County Hospital and released.

Jody Hayes was not injured. Another passenger in Hayes' car — Tony Hayes, 29, of Mount Vernon, who is Jody's boyfriend and Jada's father — was treated at Rockcastle County Hospital and released. Tony Hayes' son, Malachi Hayes, 5, was injured and taken to the UK Medical Center. He was in critical condition Monday morning, the hospital said.

Neither Jada nor Malachi was wearing a seat belt, Kentucky State Police said. A third child — Jody Hayes' daughter, Madison Hayes, 3, who was in a child safety seat — was treated at Mount Vernon Hospital and released.

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