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Three dead in Nelson Co. KY after two vehicle collision

For unknown reasons, 2014 Peterbilt tractor trailer travels through median and strikes 2007 Mercury Milan head on. Three of four occupants, residents of Harrodsborg, prounounced dead at the scene; four, a five year old, taken to Flaget Hospital then flown to Norton's Children's Hospital. Driver of semi refuses treatment at the scene. Accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper/Reconstructionist Scott Rafferty.
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By By Tpr. Jeff Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Elizabethtown, KY

BARDSTOWN, KY (Fri - 12 May 2017) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal collision in Nelson Co. Thursday morning.

On May 11, 2017 at approximately 11:45amET, KSP received a call on a two vehicle accident on the Bluegrass Parkway at the 23 mile marker westbound.
Delmer Odell (72) and his passengers, Delores Odell (71) and two juveniles (3,5) were traveling West n a 2007 Mercury Milan.

Richie Warren (55) of Springfield, TN was operating a 2014 Peterbuilt tractor and trailer East on the Parkway. For unknown reasons, the tractor trailer traveled through the median and into the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Pkwy striking the Odell's vehicle head on. Delmer Odell along with his wife Delores and their three year old grandchild, ll from Harrodsburg, KY, a were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their five year old grandchild was taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital and later flown to Nortons Childrens Hospital in Louisville and is in serious condition. Mr. Warren refused treatment at the scene.

KSP was assisted at the scene by Nelson Co. SO, Bardstown City Police, Bardstown Fire Dept, and the Nelson Co. Fire Dept.

The accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper/Reconstructionist Scott Rafferty.


This story was posted on 2017-05-12 10:49:37
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