One Dead, Toddler In Critical Condition After Crash

A father is dead, his three-year-old son is fighting for his life, after a violent crash in southern Kentucky.

The accident happened just after 11:00 on Tuesday morning on Kentucky 30, at the Laurel-Jackson County line.

Police tell us the toddler is in critical condition and being treated at Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington. His father, 30-year-old Dewey Gibbons, died in the crash.

Police say the two were headed to London when the Ford Focus they were riding in crossed the center line and slammed into a pick-up truck driven by 19-year-old Benjamin Taylor, from Tyner.

The two vehicles hit head-on. Police say the force was so strong, the steering wheel in the Ford Focus was pushed to the back seat.

Taylor was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in London. Police believe he will be okay.

Police say the child was in a safety seat and Gibbons was also wearing a seat belt.

At this time, police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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  • by Edna Location: Mckee on Mar 28, 2008 at 11:23 AM
    Brady is having surgury today while his father is being buried. Just keep praying this little guy will be ok. We love you all.
  • by Eric Location: Berea on Mar 27, 2008 at 11:57 AM
    I have traveled that hwy many days and I have seen it claim many lives may God be with the little boy and his family.
  • by Lavonna Location: Stanton on Mar 27, 2008 at 07:30 AM
    This is so sad. My prayers are with the family. God bless them.
  • by Ramona Location: London on Mar 26, 2008 at 04:45 PM
    I just want to tell Jetta, Mike, Casey, Donna and the rest of the family of Doc and Brody that we're thinking of you guys and if you need us we're here.
  • by kaycee Location: pike co on Mar 26, 2008 at 03:08 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with this little boy and his family. I am so sorry for the loss of his father and I pray for a healing for this precious child. Could some one please give an update on his condition, I would really like to know how he is doing. God Bless.
  • by prayers Location: lexington on Mar 26, 2008 at 02:11 PM
    please. if anyone knows any updates on brady let us know. our prayers go out to everyone involved.
  • by Tiffany H Location: Mt,Sterling Ky on Mar 26, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    Im very sorry that the little boy lost his father and i just hope and pray that the little boy does very well and just wish him the best of luck
  • by karen Location: London on Mar 26, 2008 at 09:44 AM
    We are praying for you Brady. You're a tough little guy. May God watch over you.
  • by juanita Location: perry county on Mar 25, 2008 at 04:15 PM
    may god be with the family of the father and may he watch over the little child and let him be okay.
  • by Sissy Location: London on Mar 25, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    I can tell you by experience Dewey did not DRINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was a good young man that loved life & his boys. We are praying for the little ones that just lost a Dad!
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