Henderson, KY. (July 25, 2021) Kentucky State Police Post 16 – Henderson received a call around 3:50 pm of a five-vehicle fatal collision on the Audubon Parkway at the 11 mile-marker.
Preliminary investigation reveals 38-year-old Norman A. Hudson of Rockport, IN was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the Audubon Parkway in a 2010 Buick Lucerne. Hudson sideswiped a 2019 Nissan Sentra driven by 31-year-old Kristen M. Keown. Hudson then struck a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu operated by 29-year-old Kelsie Wheeler in a head-on fashion. Hudson then collided with a 2020 Ford Ranger driven by 56-year-old James Nelson and a 2019 RAM truck operated by 56-year-old Roy E. Martin. Hudson then became airborne and overturned in the median. Hudson was not utilizing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. Hudson was pronounced dead on-scene by the Henderson County Cornors Office.
Kristen Keown and a passenger as well as Kelsie Wheeler were transported to Deaconess Midway in Evansville via ambulance. James Nelson was flown from the scene to Deaconess Midtown in Evansville with serious injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The Audubon Parkway was closed as KSP reconstructed the collision for nearly five hours.
Henderson County Fire Department, Zion, Hebardsville and EMS/Ambulance services, AirEVAC, Henderson County Coroner’s Office, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.
The investigation is on-going.