Sheriff’s Daughter Killed in Harrodsburg Accident on U.S. Highway 68

Posted on Nov 03, 2011

November 3, 2011 - Harrodsburg, Ky. - Loss of control is the factor believed to have caused the fatal accident that claimed the life of a Kentucky sheriff's daughter.

The Courier-Journal
reports that Alyssa D. Kelty, the teenage daughter of Sheriff Ernie Kelty of Mercer County, was killed in the crash after she lost control of her vehicle. The 17-year-old was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 68 on Friday, October 28, around the Harrodsburg area when Kentucky State Police believe she lost control.

Kelty's Chevrolet Cobalt crossed the center line of the highway and into the path of a GMC Denali
. The Denali was driven by Shannon Dean, 30, and contained 2 child passengers. Kelty sustained fatal injuries when she struck Dean's vehicle, while Dean and her minor passengers were treated for injuries at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

No reports have been released regarding driver impairment or other factors that may have been the cause of this crash.

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

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Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law