UPDATE: 4 Die, Another Injured In Nicholas Co. Crash

CARLISLE, KY – Kentucky State Police have identified the four victims and one person injured in a stunning crash late Friday night near Carlise in Nicholas County.

The KSP has identified William Robert Hughes, 20 years of age, of Carlisle as the driver of a1996 Chevy Camero involved in the crash.

According to the KSP news release, Hughes was traveling northbound on Lake Road approximately 2.5 miles from Carlisle when he struck a 1999 Honda Accord traveling southbound.

The Honda was driven by Mr. Jerome B. Hicks, 53 years of age, of Cincinnati. Mr. Hughes was attempting to pass a pickup truck and struck Mr. Hicks traveling in the opposite direction.

Mr. Hicks, along with his two passengers; 19 year old Mr. Charles L. Hicks, and 18 year old Ms. Mary N. Willcut, who was approximately 7 months pregnant, all from Cincinnati were pronounced dead at the scene by the Nicholas County Coroner, Billy Clark.

Mr. Robert Hughes was also pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Hughes’s passenger, Dylan Boone, 20 years of age, of Carlisle was transported to UK Medical Center and is now in stable condition.

The accident happened at 9:45 pm. The Carlisle Police Department, Nicholas County Sheriff, EMS and Fire Department all responded to the accident, which remains under investigation by Trooper Chad Mills.


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