Carter County Car Accident Leaves Man Dead

Posted on Jan 24, 2010
A Carter County car accident involving two vehicles leaves one man dead and three other passengers injured. The incident took place at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday afternoon, January 14, 2010, on the AA Highway and KY 9.

According to the Kentucky State Police, David J. Cantrell, 28, of Greenup, pulled into the path of oncoming traffic while attempting to cross KY 9. The driver of the second vehicle, who has been identified as Robert Ward, 53, of Statesville, North Carolina, slammed into Cantrell’s vehicle.

According to reports, Cantrell was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident. The Carter County Coroner pronounced him dead from injuries sustained in the accident.

There were three passengers riding with Cantrell. They have been identified as Randy Newman, 36, of Greenup, Don Newman, 33, of Greenup, and Donna Wilburn, 19, of Grayson. Rescue crews from Carter County EMS and the Carter City and Grayson Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident and transported all three passengers to Cabell Huntington Hospital where they were treated for injuries.

It was unclear whether Ward was injured in the wreck.

The fatal Carter County accident is still under investigation by local authorities.
Matthew L. White
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