James F. Stephens, 60, of Lexington, Kentucky was driving his pick-up truck on US-27 in Jessamine County on June 10, 2013. According to news reports, Mr. Stephens was making a left-hand turn onto the bypass for US-27 South from Etter Drive when his vehicle was hit by a white van. The white van ran a red light, according to witnesses at the accident. The driver of the white van has also reportedly told police that he ran the red light. Police report that skid marks indicate that the van tried to stop before t-boning the pick-up truck.
Mr. Stephens was flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington where he was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma approximately one hour after the collision. Reports said that the driver of the white van had minor and non-life threatening injuries after this Kentucky accident. The police did not immediately identify the driver of the white van to the media, nor did they say whether charges would be brought against that driver.
James Stephens is remembered as a dedicated employee in the auto glass business and as a member of the United States Army Reserves for 27 years. His wife, his two children, his grandchildren, his brother, his sister, and other family members and friends survive him. Mr. Stephens was laid to rest on Thursday June 13, 2013.
Our Lexington wrongful death lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family of James F. Stephens following this tragic Kentucky car accident.