Police Identify Victims In Deadly Jessamine County Crash

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

Two people are dead after a violent crash in Jessamine County.

It happened at around 11:00 Monday morning on U.S. 68.near the intersection of Kentucky 169. The crash shut the road down for a couple hours.

A witness tells 27 NEWSFIRST a Ford Focus carrying two passengers lost control and slid across the road. We're told an oncoming Jeep T-boned the car and both vehicles ended up in a culvert.

"I called 911 and they asked me to go to the accident victim's and let them know if I thought they were dead or alive," said Louis Daniels, witness to the accident.

The victim's have been identified as, 71-year-old, Nancy Gersh and her daughter, 39-year-old Holly Gersh, both of Versailles. The coroner pronounced them dead on scene.

The driver of the jeep, 41-year-old, Sherry Harrison, was taken to UK hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At last report she was in fair condition.

Police blame wet roads for Monday's deadly accident.

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  • by Kathy Montgomery Guthrie Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky on Jul 1, 2008 at 02:02 PM
    Nancy and Holly Gersh were two wonderfully sweet women. I have known Holly since before we started first grade together in Versailles. Holly was the most gentle soul that I have ever known. Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. Holly was her world and they did everything together. Please keep their husband and father, Bill in your prayers. He is dealing with a reality that no one should have to go through. Arrangements are being made through Blackburn-Ward Funeral Home in Versailles. Arrangements are incomplete as of Tuesday evening.
  • by Nich resident Location: KY on Jun 30, 2008 at 01:40 PM
    This is a very dangerous stretch of road, particularly if the road is slick. God bless their families.
  • by b Location: lancaster ky on Jun 30, 2008 at 01:28 PM
    My mom took this 911 call...so happened that she was talking to me when the call came in. We lost my dad to an automobile accident in 1993 and she is a very proud dispatcher and does a wonderful job caring for the callers...this was very say to listen to the caller and made me smile to listen to her be so patient and kind...may God be with the 2 ladies families and may God be with the driver of the jeep...*in my thoughts and prayers*
  • by M Location: Lex on Jun 30, 2008 at 12:17 PM
    May God be with them and their families.


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