Michigan resident Ann Duncan, 33, was reportedly visiting Kentucky with her husband and her two children late last month so that the family could attend a wedding. While in Kentucky, Ms. Duncan was killed in what is believed to be a fatal hit-and-run accident.
According to reports of the accident, a passerby noticed a body on the side of Gose Pike in Boyle County, Kentucky around 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Gose Pike is a narrow two-lane road close to the motel where Ms. Duncan was staying with her family.
On Monday, July 1, the Kentucky state medical examiner’s office released preliminary information about Ms. Duncan’s death. According to the state medical examiner’s office, Ms. Duncan died from blunt force trauma that may be consistent with being hit by a motor vehicle.
In 2011, the most recent year for which final statistics are available, there were 10,929 hit-and-run accidents in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Fifteen people were killed in 14 separate collisions and 1,283 people were hurt in 938 separate collisions. These accidents occurred on many different types of roadways, including city streets, interstates, state routes, county roads, parkways and other types of streets. That same year, Boyle County Kentucky reported 864 accidents that took the lives of eight people and injured 195 people.
Our Kentucky wrongful death lawyers extend our sincere condolences to Ann Duncan’s husband, to her two children, and to the rest of her family and friends following this tragic accident.