Husband and Wife Killed in Lexington Crash

The accident happened around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, at the intersection of Georgetown Road and Ironworks Pike in Lexington.
Authorities say Charles Curtsinger, 78, and his wife , Joybelle, were in a car that was hit by a van. The car was turning into a driveway at the time.
Charles died at the scene. Joybelle was airlifted to a hospital, where she later died.
Officials say they were from Oklahoma, and were in the Lexington area visiting relatives.
The driver of the van was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.


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  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2007 at 10:36 AM
    i knew the family very well, i grew up with their granddaughter. They were extremely nice and loving people. They will be missed very much by all that knew them.
  • by Anonymous Location: Georgetown on May 11, 2007 at 09:06 AM
    I dread this intersection and will drive out of my way to avoid it. It's bad enough for those of us who are familiar with it but terrible for those who are not. Whether the driver was unfamiliar with the particulars of this area or not it would be safer to lower the speed limit and install a traffic light, rather than a flashing light. I would not be at all imposed upon to have some tax dollars applied to this so the next driver can arrive safely to their destination. My prayers to the family and friends of those who were lost.
  • by Michelle Location: Lexington on May 10, 2007 at 01:39 PM
    Kammie- I am so sorry for your loss, but am happy they are in heaven together. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding for you and the rest of your family.
  • by Concerned Location: Georgetown on May 10, 2007 at 08:44 AM
    This accident would not have been prevented by a traffic light. The couple was turning left across traffic. A tradgic accident, but not easily prevented by traffic controls. The entire stretch of road from Ironworks north to the county line needs to be looked at. There should be a turn lane added at a minimum. The speed limit should also be lowered to 35 MPH in that area.
  • by Kammie Location: Claremore, OK on May 10, 2007 at 07:24 AM
    This is my sister's in-laws. They were Christians and are now enjoying their heavenly home. For that, we are thankful. Yet, our hearts are full of grief with this shocking and tragic news. We appreciate your prayers, and thank those citizens and emergency personnel of Kentucky that assisted them during those last few moments.
  • by Tim Location: Lexington on May 10, 2007 at 06:54 AM
    I hope people can look at wrecks like this and then perhaps try to pay more attention to their own driving. Put down the cellphone, do your eyelashes before you leave the house, use your turn signals to indicate lane changes and turns becuase other drivers are mostly not psychic. As long as we have horrible drivers, we will continue to have horrible crashes.
  • by Maggie Location: Georgetown on May 10, 2007 at 05:17 AM
    This is a horribly dangerous intersection that needs to really be looked at by someone. It's ten times worse at night since there are no traffic lights at this intersection. My heart goes out to the family and I pray for those still here.
  • by A concerned resident of Kentucky Location: Lexington on May 9, 2007 at 08:22 PM
    When is the city or the state going to do something about this intersection? A stop light can be put in just up the road at Lyle Road but not at a major intersection like Ironworks Pike? With as many tourist and Kentucky residents that use Iron Works and with the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2010 you would think this intersection merits a stop light!!! I am very sorry for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. It's time something is done about this intersection - before anymore lifes are lost.
  • by Dustin Location: Central Ky. on May 9, 2007 at 07:53 PM
    This is a terrible tragedy and I pray that GOD gained (2) more souls for His kingdom today. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.
  • by Olivia Location: Georgetown, KY on May 9, 2007 at 07:53 PM
    While I was driving to Lexington today, I came upon the scene of the wreck. Firefighters and police were already there. When I saw the car, I was devistated. I'm filled with grief for the family of this couple. My prayers and thoughts are with them. God Bless You.
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