Nelson County Car Crash Kills One, Injures Another

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February 10, 2011, Nelson County, KY – A car accident that occurred on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 2, led to one woman’s death as well as the injury of another.

A story in the Courier-Journal reports that Pamela J. Chapman was westbound on Highview Church Road in a ’99 Dodge Durango. She ran over the shoulder and then overcorrected which caused the vehicle to begin spinning, Kentucky State Police reported.

A Ford Ranger that was eastbound collided with the Durango’s passenger side. Chapman was ejected from the SUV through a window on the passenger side and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Ford pickup, Estil J. Barnes, sustained injuries in the car crash and was transported to University Hospital in Louisville. The extent of his injuries had not been reported.

In other traffic reports, a day earlier, bad weather and at least one minor crash caused a traffic jam on Interstate 65 South in Louisville, the has reported.

A disabled tractor-trailer blocked a lane on St. Catherine Street and a minor crash blocked another lane near Grade Lane. There was also a report of a chunk of concrete in the road that had probably fallen off a truck, causing dangerous driving conditions.

Road debris can lead to sudden braking or lane changing, which increases the risk of an accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.

As a service to our readers, we will occasionally publish blogs about serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of the types of conditions and factors that commonly lead to severe injuries or death as a result of Kentucky vehicle accidents.

Our Louisville car accident lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends. If you or a loved one was mentioned in this blog and you would like the information removed, please contact us and we will accommodate your request.