Midway, KY (July 1, 2020) – An automobile accident on Monday afternoon claimed two victims’ lives in Scott County. According to reports, at approximately 3:30 p.m., on June 27, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 64.
Reports from authorities show that a collision occurred on the interstate, causing vehicles passing through the area to slow down. As one vehicle slowed near the accident, it was rear-ended by a speeding box truck.
Two occupants inside the first vehicle, who were identified as a 48-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy, were both killed instantly in the accident.
Investigations into the accident determined that the male driver of the box truck was using his cellphone and impaired while operating the vehicle. He was subsequently charged with two counts of Manslaughter in the 2nd degree.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Kentucky
Every year, around 90 people lose their lives in truck accidents across the state of Kentucky. These accidents are more likely to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the fact that the vehicles are heavier and much larger than others sharing the road. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Kentucky to explore legal options available to them.
Kentucky truck accident attorney Aaron Whaley is dedicated to helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a tragic collision. For over a decade, The Whaley Law Firm has fought wholeheartedly to help families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in collisions to ensure they are able to move forward from a devastating loss. If your loved one was killed in an accident that was caused by the reckless actions of another driver, contact attorney Aaron Whaley at his Louisville personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to protect your legal rights.
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Disclaimer: As esteemed members of the local community, we at The Whaley Law Firm are always striving to improve safety for all Kentucky drivers who live and work in our beautiful state. We are, of course, always extremely saddened by these tragic accidents that happen on a daily basis but we do hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers that are lurking at every turn, other members of our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid these crashes. This is not intended to be a solicitation for business. Please do not misconstrue any of this information as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.