Madison County Girl Killed On Bluegrass Parkway

He had just finished 18 months in Iraq and was headed home to Richmond with his family when tragedy struck.

The SUV Lawrence Jamie Carta was driving went out of control on the Bluegrass Pkwy. in Nelson County and flipped several times, according to investigators.

His 10 year-old daughter Macy was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.

Pamela Carta was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital with critical injuries.

Jamie and 15 year-old Phillip Akers were treated and released at a local hospital.

Jamie who is stationed at Fort Knox had just arrived home after spending 18 months in Iraq.

Investigators say they aren’t exactly sure how the accident occurred but say a severe storm could have played a factor.


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  • by keisha on Oct 25, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    Macy you were like my best friend we told each other everything and it really hard that your gone it was really hard for me when i found out because they said that you died on the 23 of june and my birthday was the 21 and since that was only to days after and you were invited to hit me where it hurts the most till this day i dont know why it had to be you you always knew how to make me laugh macy i love you and will never forget you and the good times we had miss you bunches-keisha harrison
  • by Alex C. Location: Madison county on Jun 23, 2009 at 10:16 PM
    I miss Macy so much every time i read stories and articles about her i cry but then i think "she lived a good life and is now in God's hands" even though this tragedy happened 2 years ago i still pray for the carta family because i know it was a horrible loss...Macy was pretty much my bestie and i had a picture that i took for her and i never got the chance to show it to her...I played softball with her and when i started back to school i met Danielle who also knew Macy, She(Danielle) is still my friend to this very day and we both think of Macy every day ~alex cummins
  • by Danielle Location: Truett on May 5, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Hey, I just want to say I still think of her more and more each and everyday. I think of Pam like my 2nd Mom and Macy like the sister I never had. I miss her sooo much!:(
  • by devin sparks Location: somerset on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM
    its hard b/c she wuz my best friend and b/c of her death ive always wanted to die now
  • by alexis Location: Berea on Jun 10, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    I know Macy for a Very long time she went to my school and was in my class and was on my softball team but the end of the softball year was her best day she won 1st in the league but later days passed by and she passed away my coach sent emails and my friend lorin was on the news saying how good a friend she was and i will always remenber her she filled my life wiht joy and was on matrixs all stars
  • by rachel Location: richmond on May 8, 2008 at 04:30 PM
    as a cheerleader of matrix macy will be missed so very much we love the carta family
  • by SPC Blais Location: ft polk la on Apr 13, 2008 at 09:01 PM
    CPT Carta, my most sincer sympithys for your loss, I served you in iraq and I know you are a good man, and knowing you are a good man I know the lord must have a reason for taking your daughter from you. and that she is helping some one some where. I know nothing anybody says is going to make your loss return but take comfort in knowing you will see your daughter again someday. Sir my very best of wishes are with you and your family. take care, a soldier formally in your convoy teams.
  • by kay Location: somerset,ky on Nov 30, 2007 at 06:44 AM
    IM SORRY THAT YOUR LITTLE GIRL DIED.I SEEN IT ON HERE BEFORE.ONE THESE DAYS YOU WILL GET TO SEE HER AGAIN.IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN GUY .YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HER. SHES IN GODS CARE .. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
  • by Lauren Applegate Location: Berea Ky on Jul 29, 2007 at 06:23 PM
    I have been dating Phillip for almost 2 years.And over those 2 years I got really close to Phillip and the Carta family.Macy was like my little sister I had gotten very close to her.She was so extraordinary,she was unlike any other little girl I had ever met.She was so full of life.I know the 10 years that she was on Earth she touched many peoples lives and hearts.She is greatly missed from so many people in Madison County.But I know it brings peace to me and others to know that Macy is in a much better place in which she deserves so much to be in.I know God is here to carry everyone through this.I know Phillip, Jaimie, and Pam are all strong enough to get through this. God is going to see that they do....Jaimie,Pam,and Phillip I love you all so much I am so sorry for your loss.Please know I am here and so is my family anytime you need.
  • by Tasha Damrell Location: Berea KY on Jul 17, 2007 at 11:32 PM
    ive none phillip for a long time and i am so sry bout your lil sis phillip...i didnt really know her that much but i have tlkd to her and shes the sweetest thing youll ever meet and she will be missed greatly and are in all of our prayers and your family is in my prayers every night and day...youll get thourgh this phillip it will take time but you know you have friends here that love you very much and will be here for you for this...im here for you phillip and she will greatly be missed...Love Tasha

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