Posted on Sep 19, 2013

A three vehicle collision allegedly caused the death of a 71-year-old man from Nicholasville late last month. According to officials in Jessamine County, the fatal crash occurred on KY 169 about one mile west of Nicholasville at around 10:45 a.m. on Thursday August 29, 2013.


Reports of the accident indicate that a 17-year-old driver who was heading westbound in a 2009 BMW crossed the center line of the road and collided with an eastbound 1992 Chrysler. The 17-year-old driver of the BMW has been identified as Christina Kunitsa of Nicholasville, Kentucky. The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as Thomas Hurley, also of Nicholasville.


After that initial collision, Ms. Kunitsa’s BMW allegedly collided with an eastbound 2012 Chrysler van driven by 35-year-old Ruth Collins. Ms. Collins and the two children riding in her van were not reported to be seriously injured.


However, Mr. Hurley was reportedly taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from injuries sustained in this three car collision.


A Jessamine County Sherriff’s Sargent was also reportedly hurt in the aftermath of this crash when he was hit by an emergency vehicle that was backing up. He was able to go on his own to St. Joseph – Jessamine where he was allegedly treated and released.


The cause of this crash remained under investigation in the hours following the collision.


Our Kentucky wrongful death lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Hurley following this tragic three car collision.

Mark K. Gray
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