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UPDATE April 20, 2017: Crash in Laurel County leaves drivers and 7 children injured - 3 critical

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At 5:30 P.M. April 20, 2017, the Laurel Sheriff's Office received notification from UK Medical Center that the 8 year old male
critically injured earlier this week was pronounced deceased.

Previous information: Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel County Sheriff's Detective/Accident Reconstruction Chris Edwards is investigating a two vehicle critical injuries traffic crash which occurred on U.S. 25 approximately 3 miles north of London at the intersection of Ky. 3094 on Monday morning April 17, 2017 at approx. 9:00 A.M..

The investigating detective reports that apparently a maroon colored Chevrolet Venture was traveling southbound on US 25 and turned left at the intersection of Ky. 3094 and turned in front of the path of a north bound gray colored Toyota Highlander causing a collision between the two vehicles.

The Chevrolet Venture had an adult female driver with five children ranging in ages of 16 months to 10 years of age – three of the children received critical injuries.

The Toyota Highlander had an adult female driver with an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old passenger that received moderate injuries.

The driver of the Chev. Venture was identified as Teresa Sturgill age 29 Of Old Hare Rd., East Bernstadt – moderate injuries transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment.

Passengers included:

  • A 10-year-old male – moderate injuries transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment.
  • A 16 month old female – moderate injuries to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment.
  • A six-year-old female transported to St. Joseph Hospital London and flown to UK Medical Center in Lexington with critical injuries.
  • A four-year-old male to St. Joseph Hospital London and transferred to UK Medical Center with serious injuries.
  • An eight-year-old male flown from London Corbin airport to UK Medical Center, Lexington for treatment of critical injuries.
  • The driver of the Toyota Highlander was identified as Rachel O'Neal age 42 of London – moderate injuries transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment.

    Passengers included:

  • A 14-year-old male and an 11-year-old male-transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of injuries.
  • Assisting at the scene for Laurel Sheriff's office was: Sgt. Brett Reeves, Detective Kyle Gray, Deputy Josh Scott, and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo. Also assisting was: Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, London Laurel Rescue Squad, and East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department.

    Photo of crash site is attached.


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