Hardin County Teen Dies In Woodford Crash

VERSAILLES, KY -- A Hardin County, Ky. teenager was killed early today in a single vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway in Woodford County.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 19-year old John Kirksey III of Radcliff. The coroner's report states the cause of death as "multiple blunt force trauma."

A Versailles Police Department news release states, "at 4:30 a.m. (Saturday) officers responded to a report of a crash on the parkway. The news release says, "It appeared the vehicle (no description provided) left the roadway, (veered back) onto the roadway (and then) struck a guardrail.

According to the Coroner's report, the accident occurred in the eastbound lane of the Parkway near the 71 mile marker.

Police say the victim was flown from the scene of the accident to the University of Kentucky Hospital. Police say the "subject sustained fatal injuries from the accident."

The Versailles Police Department news release did not give any indication as to possible causes of the accident or whether speed and/or alcohol or drug use may have been involved.


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  • by Tasha Location: Elizabethtown on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:42 PM
    LOVE YOU J.J WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU BEING THERE WITH US AT HOPE TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST R.I.P
  • by Charles J. Location: radcliff on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM
    (25) John was a model child; needless to say, very respectable to his elders. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him...he was destined for success. RIP
  • by anonymous Location: Harlan, KY on Feb 22, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    May God ease your families grief during this trying time. I hope that you find peace. I will be praying for your family and I am so sorry for your loss.
  • by Batts family Location: paintsville, ky on Feb 22, 2009 at 01:58 PM
    Words cannot express the sorrow we feel in our hearts. My daughter attended class with John and has expressed how delighted it was knowing him. Our prayer are with John's family. May the Lord give you comfort during these times.
  • by Coach James Webb Location: Hardin County on Feb 22, 2009 at 08:16 AM
    Our sympathy goes out to the Kirksey family. John was member of North Hardin's football and track teams. All who knew him loved him, he was a very special young man. The community has truly loss a gem of a young man. God Bless, I will miss you John thanks for all the hard work you did you me. Love you
  • by Coates Family Location: Louisville on Feb 22, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    We are painfully sorry for your loss of JJ. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers now and always. Love Tausha, Pete & ZAC
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2009 at 06:25 PM
    John was a joy to know. I am blessed to have been able to meet and work with him. He will definitely be missed. To the Kirksey family, may God be your strength now and forever.
  • by Jana Location: Harrodsburg, Ky on Feb 21, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    So sorry for your loss.
  • by ann Location: morehead on Feb 21, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    i am sorry for the lost of the young boy to the family
  • by Chanese Jackson Location: Radcliff/Lexington, KY on Feb 21, 2009 at 01:36 PM
    Prayers from my family and friends to the Kirskey family are definately being said. We love and will miss you john; we'll never forget you. You're forever in our hearts. *R.I.P.*
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