Iraq War Veteran Dies In Crash

A man is dead after a Wednesday morning car crash in Fleming County. It happened just before 6:30 in the Pilton community.

Police say 32-year-old Joe Duncan was driving on Kentucky 11 when he lost control of his Volvo.

The car went airborne, crossed a creek and ran into an embankment.

Duncan, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Duncan just returned from fighting in Iraq in October.

His wife, Tanesha Duncan, was airlifted from the scene. She's now listed in fair condition at UK hospital.

The road was shut down for a while but is now back open.


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  • by lisa Location: seky on May 24, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    To Amanda, what's this ky drivers?Ky is not the only place that has carelessness.This is terrible a man who lived and fought for scum like you.Then to return home to die in a car wreck this is horrific.My prayers r with the families.Anytime anyone in the US sees a soldier we should shake their hand and say thank u.As for u Amanda if u don't like Ky Ohio isn't that far away.
  • by HaveRespect Location: Lexington on May 23, 2008 at 06:06 PM
    Praying for the wife's speedy recovery and comfort for the man's family at their loss. May God bless and if you draw near to Him during this time, He will never let you go. And to set the record straight, NOT trying to cause another barrage of posts from people, but car wrecks are referred to as wrecks or crashes, not accidents anymore. An accident implies that it happened for no reason, and after having cars on the road for 100 years, we figured out that all crashes happen for a reason, contrary to the definition of "accident", so it was a crash. In this case, if he had a seizure, then the crash was caused by a medical condition, but it was no "accident" which would imply that the car just jumped off the road for no reason. Not that anyone was at "fault", but it was not a car "accident". It was a crash caused by a medical condition which incapacitated the driver and caused him to lose control of the automobile. It is a tragic crash that couldn't be avoided and not his fault.
  • by Friend of the Duncans Location: Flemingsburg on May 22, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    I agree with Ann. This is no time for insensitive comments from someone who didnt know this couple. I have been a passenger in cars, where at some point both have been behind the wheel, and I can tell you that they both are/were totally capable of driving a car safely. Just as Ann said, it couldve been a dog,or a deer crossing in front of them. It could have been that a tire blew out and caused him to lose control. Not every accident is caused by a reckless driver, or someone speeding. Sometimes accidents are just simply beyond the victims control. We hear of accidents every single day on the news, and maybe that has caused us to become insensitive. But know this,EVERY victim is someones son,daughter,husband,wife,or good friend. They were loved by someone. Someone just had their world fall apart with such a loss. Just because you dont know them,doesnt mean their life wasnt cherished. May God be with you Tanesha as you recover and deal with this loss. God be with both victims families
  • by Brian Location: Richmond on May 22, 2008 at 03:57 PM
    Amanda, you absolutely have no respect. You should know facts before you speak!! Apparently this young man had a seizure which caused the accident.Let our prayers go out to this young man's family and keep all the soldiers that fight for this country and others freedoms and privelages.
  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2008 at 10:11 AM
    To Amanda- The man that died in this accident was a close friend, as well as his wife who is still in critical condition at UK hospital, where my husband and I spent all day yesterday. This accident had nothing to do with speed, but with a medical condition that caused him to lose control. There was nothing that he could do to stop the vehicle while having a seizure. It breaks my heart that you could say things like that without having any idea what you are talking about. And I can't believe that I continue to see everyday people who have NO respect for the people that protect their freedom. To Ann- Thank you. I'm sure that his wife, my close friend, would really appreciate what you have said. Again, thank you.
  • by Army Wife Location: Irvine on May 22, 2008 at 09:45 AM
    Ann-there are always people out there who just have to put a negative 2 cents in...I think these people are know-it-alls and should be ignored...I did like your comment though :)...My husband served in Iraq with this man...they were friends....This is very unfortunate...Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
  • by mj Location: Lex on May 22, 2008 at 08:20 AM
    Amanda, you are a selfish and uncaring fool. This man should be applauded for his service to our country. To his family, my sincerest condolences.
  • by Ann Location: Eastern KY on May 22, 2008 at 06:44 AM
    To Amanda - I think your comments are completely out of line. First of all, this is a tradedy and you have no respect for his family. Second, you don't know if he was speeding or that he wasn't a careful driver. I'm guessing a dog or a deer or another car has never crossed in your path. Third, this man defended our country and deserves the most respect anyone can be given. To his family - I don't know you, but my prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. I am sorry anyone feels that this the time to comment on things unrelated to your loss.
  • by Lilnda Location: KY on May 21, 2008 at 09:39 PM
    Such a tragedy, my prayers are with his wife and family.
  • by Amanda Location: Lex on May 21, 2008 at 03:00 PM
    Kentucky drivers do not know how to drive and we raise the speed limit? Does that make any sense? I think every KY driver will require to pass a test every 5 years when they renew their license.

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