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One Dead After Bluegrass Pkwy Accident

Date of News Release:11/6/2017

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.Kentucky State Police Post 04 Troopers worked a two vehicle fatality accident on the Bluegrass Parkway Sunday afternoon. On November 5, 2017 at approximately 3:38 P.M. EDST, Troopers responded to the 0 mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway just East of Elizabethtown on a report of a two vehicle accident. Connor Sheehan (17) of Bowling Green was operating a 2006 Chevrolet HHR on the Westbound on-ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway traveling towards I-65. Brenda Watkins (57) of Lexington was operating a 2009 Ford Fusion and traveling Eastbound on the Bluegrass Parkway ramp headed towards Northbound I-65. For unknown reasons the vehicle driven by Sheehan crossed the median, overturned, and struck Watkins’s vehicle head on. Connor Sheehan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin Co. Coroner’s Office. Brenda Watkins was transported by Hardin Co. EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor. The accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper/Reconstructionist Scott Rafferty.