Brandenburg, KY. (May 14, 2022) – Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 Troopers responded to a three-vehicle collision in Meade County Friday afternoon. On May 13 at approximately 3:50 P.M. EDT, KSP Post 4 was requested by the Brandenburg Police Department to work a three-vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality near the 300 block of Bypass Road in Brandenburg.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 16-year-old was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Bypass Rd when it struck a 2013 Ford Focus traveling southbound being operated by a 17-year-old. As a result, the Ford Focus lost control and crossed the centerline into the northbound lanes where it was struck by a 2015 Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck being operated by Christopher Stone, 48 of Brandenburg.
A 16-year-old front passenger of the Ford was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Meade Co. Coroner’s Office. The Ford’s 17-year-old juvenile driver was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Stone was transported to Harrison Memorial Hospital in Indiana for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Another passenger of the Focus was taken by private means to Baptist Health Hardin for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The juvenile driver and two passengers of the Chevrolet Silverado reported no injuries.
A portion of Bypass Rd was shut down for approximately four hours in order to allow troopers to investigate the collision. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Brandenburg Police Dept., Meade Co. Sheriff’s Office, Meade Co. Fire, Meade Co. Coroner’s Office, and Meade Co. EMS. The collision remains under investigation by reconstructionist Detective Brad Holloman.
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