Bardstown, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Nelson Co. Sunday morning. On Dec. 26 at approximately 11:13 A.M. EST, KSP Post 4 received a call from Nelson Co. dispatch requesting assistance in investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision near the intersection of New Shepherdsville Rd. and Deatsville Rd. in Nelson Co.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Joseph Curtsinger, age 39 of Bardstown, was traveling north on New Shepherdsville Rd. in a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado when a 2011 Ford Fusion being operated by Jacqueline Houston, age 70 of Coxs Creek, turned onto New Shepherdsville Rd. and into the path of Curtsinger’s vehicle.
Houston and a 15 year old passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Nelson Co. Coroner’s Office. Curtsinger and a 44 year old passenger, John Poynter of Bardstown, were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision. One adult and one juvenile passenger of Curtsinger’s vehicle were uninjured.
The affected portion of New Shepherdsville Rd. was closed for several hours in order to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision. KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS, Bardstown- Nelson Co. Vol. Fire Dept., and the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. The collision remains under investigation by reconstructionist Tpr. Scott Wheatley.
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