Mt. Vernon Teenager Killed In Berea Head-On Crash

BEREA, KY -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office reports a 17-year old Mt. Vernon woman was killed in a head-on crash early today in Berea.

A news release from the Sheriff's office states that the crash occured about 1 a.m. today on Big Hill Road. Apparently, a car driven by a 51-year old Louisville man was headed east and another car driven by the 17-year old from Mt. Vernon was traveling west at the time of the crash. Neither of the victims' names was stated in the release.

Officials say it appears the vehicle driven by the Louisville man rounded a curve "partially in the oncoming lane" and colllided head-on with the vehicle driven by the Mt. Vernon teenager.

Sheriff's officials say the Louisville man, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Berea with "non-life-threatening injuiries." The news release states that the Mt. Vernon woman - who apparently was not wearing a seatbelt - was declared dead at the scene by the Madison County Coroner.

Investigation continues.


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  • by Lou Ann Location: Mt>Vernon on Mar 18, 2008 at 07:15 AM
    Brittany was a good and kind sweet girk that i new and truely loved she was a good and dear friend to me. I will miss her so much and she will always be in my heart and in my prayers. Brittany will never be FORGOTTEN.
  • by Dana Location: Mt. Vernon on Mar 17, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    My thoughts and prayers for Brittany's family and friends...May God give you strength and comfort
  • by prakash on Mar 17, 2008 at 02:12 PM
    May god bring you courage, patience, and peace to you in such a unimaginable difficult time. She was such a sweet wornderful girl. She will be missed so much. I am praying for you and your family to overcome with such a unthinkable tragedy. God bless!
  • by Jordan Gilliam Location: Somerset on Mar 17, 2008 at 05:57 AM
    Angie and kevin I am at a lost for words. I am so sorry for your loss she was so beutiful and had a great personality. I will keep you in my prayers. she will always watch over us just like she did here on earth. and brittany i will miss you dearly and will keep you in my heart Love ya Britt
  • by Erika Location: Berea on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:36 PM
    I'll miss you brittney Love ya cousin
  • by Michelle Location: Rockcastle on Mar 16, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    Brittney was a very beautiful and sweet young lady. I was at one time her little league cheerleader coach. She was always so kind. Angie, you and the rest of the family are in my heart and prayers. My God bring you comfort in this very trying time. You had your Angel on this earth for such a short time, but now she is with her Heavenly Father and will now be watching over you always. May God bless you and your family.
  • by Gary Location: Berea on Mar 15, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I knew Brittany from her working at Walmart, she had a beautiful smile and was very nice. I and many other will miss her.
  • by Christy Location: Mt.vernon on Mar 15, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    I worked with the 17 yr. old at Walmart in Berea and I know her mother. It was such a tradgedy to happen to such a beautiful and sweet young lady
  • by Saddened Location: Rockcastle on Mar 15, 2008 at 04:46 PM
    My heart goes out to the family and many friends of Brittany. May God give you comfort and strength.
  • by Stephanie Parker Location: Berea on Mar 15, 2008 at 12:54 PM
    My heart goes out to you Angie and your family for your loss. Life is always to short but expecially when it is one of your children.
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