A young wife and mother was allegedly killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash on US 68 and KY 80 in Aurora. According to reports of the accident, 48-year-old Jeffrey Nelson of Murray was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of KY 80, while 23-year-old Megan McCoy was driving eastbound on KY 80—in the eastbound lane—when she tried to make a left turn on to US 68. Her vehicle was reportedly struck on the driver’s side by the vehicle driven by Jeffrey Nelson. This fatal Aurora crash occurred around 5:40 on Thanksgiving morning.
The Deputy Coroner reportedly pronounced Mrs. McCoy dead at the scene of this KY 80 accident in Aurora. Mr. Nelson was detained and charged with second degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. His preliminary hearing was scheduled for December 11, 2013.
Mrs. McCoy is survived by her husband, her two daughters, her parents, her siblings, and other loving relatives and friends. She was laid to rest on Sunday December 1, 2013.
In 2012, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available, drunk driving crashes accounted for about 23 percent of Kentucky accident fatalities. During that year, 168 people lost their lives in accidents where alcohol impaired driving was a factor and 746 people died on Kentucky roads. The total number of Kentucky traffic fatalities increased by about 3.5 percent in 2012 from 2011.
Our Kentucky fatal accident lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Megan McCoy following this tragic fatal Aurora accident.