Three Killed In Violent Crash

Three people were killed in a violent head on collision in Lincoln County Wednesday afternoon. It happened along U.S. 127 near Hustonville.

Officials say a Camry and an SUV were headed in the opposite directions around 2:00p.m. when they slammed into each other along a straight stretch of the roadway.

All three people inside the Camry died. The people riding in the SUV were air lifted to U.K. Hospital.

The victims have been identified as 80-year-old Fred E. Roger, Sr., his 80-year-old wife, Lois Rogers, and their 58-year-old son, Fred E. Rogers, Jr.

Friends of the victims' tell 27NEWFIRST they are well known members of the Liberty community in Casey County. We're told Fred E. Roger, Sr. was behind the wheel of the car when it crashed and he may have suffered from a medical problem just before the wreck. Officals say none of the victims' were wearing seatbelts.


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  • by Sheila Location: Russell Springs on Aug 17, 2007 at 02:06 PM
    The family lost in this accident is a significant loss for Casey County and all that knew them. I seriously doubt any of them were late for work! My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and my prayers will be with the family as well as the others that were injured in the accident. I don't think mandatory testing would have prevented this accident either. They were called home for a reason. Again, God be will everyone this accident has touched.
  • by Stephen Location: Stanford on Aug 17, 2007 at 02:22 AM
    If everybody would not WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE to leave thier homes for work and have to drive like race cars trying to get to the finish line at what ever costs, then the roads would be a bit safer. The picture of the car was after the fact. The emergency crews did a lot of damage to free the people from the vehicle. I live on US 27 and it is also getting bad. Wiat to the last second and off to the races!!! Just get up earlier and smell the coffee and take your time to work, listen to the radio and it will better for you. Just take in the sounds and relax. Your stress level would ease down and you will so much better.
  • by Sarah Location: Elizabethtown on Aug 16, 2007 at 09:36 PM
    I just want to thank everyone for your precious prayers and sympathy during this extremely difficult time. Thank you Nikki for your kind words towards our family. We will miss Mawmaw, Pawpaw, and Uncle Freddie more than words could ever say. Please continue praying for us all as we deal with this tragedy one day at a time.
  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Aug 16, 2007 at 07:31 PM
    I don't know what caused this crash, the news suggests something with the older man driving. I have said for years and will reiterate it again here...MANDATORY DRIVERS RETESTING AT 65 AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER, and that means the ROAD TEST. Would save a lot of lives if we did that.
  • by Tim Location: Casey County on Aug 16, 2007 at 05:23 PM
    This wreck cost the folks of Casey County three widely known and respected people. While I did not know Mr Rogers personally, I had spoken with him on more than one occasion and do know some of his children. A good family and a tragic loss for family and county. With or without seatbelts the outcome would surely have been the same. Even with the appropriate safety devices in place, the laws of physics will prevail. 127, a four lane? Roads are the life lines as well the death knell of communities. While improved roads may bring into a community they also take away from the same community (in more ways than one as this story plainly shows). Traffic count, accident figures and economics are the major factors in deciding 2 or 4 lanes. Not to mention the appropriate behind the scenes wink wink. nudge nudge. To the Rodgers family: As small a comfort as it is Our Thoughts Are With You. May God Bless...
  • by TONY Location: LANCASTER on Aug 16, 2007 at 12:40 PM
    WHAT'S WITH THE POINT THAT NONE OF THE VICTIMS HAD SEAT BELTS ON ? DID YOU SEE THE VEHICAL ? DO YOU BELIEVE ANYONE COULD HAVE SURVIVED WITH OR WITHOUT THE HARNESS?
  • by 127 driver 2 Location: liberty on Aug 16, 2007 at 08:04 AM
    I don't know that a 4 lane road would do anything except cause more wrecks. There are too many roads to turn off which would mean more close calls. I drive Liberty to Danville everyday and there is not a week goes by that I do not have a close call with some idiot in a hurry. The best thing for 127 is more law enforcement. The Hustonville policeman is usually in place with his radar gun in hand and that stretch of road doesn't have much trouble. If there was more enforcement with people passing in the emergency lane it would greatly improve safety on this road. This has been the cause of most wrecks in this area. A law enforcement official could write as many tickets a day as he wanted for this action. In the case of this wreck, it looks purely accidental. I knew all the members from Liberty and our prayers go out the families.
  • by Jr. Location: 127 driver on Aug 15, 2007 at 09:35 PM
    Even though they wasn't wearing seatbelts, this has gotten out of hand. U.S. 127, from Liberty to Junction City NEEDS to be a 4-lane highway !!!! How many more are going to wreck !! The law enfocement officers are doing the BEST they can, BUT a 4-lane would help out. Like it did for U.S. 27 stretch from Camp Nelson to Nicholasville!!! If the Highway Dept. reads this what's it going to take for you all to act on this; how about one of your close relatives getting hurt, or even killed before you get off your lazy, fat bottoms & DO something about this !!!!!
  • by nikki Location: hustonville on Aug 15, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    i knew these people personally,and you would not find any nicer people. i just pray for their families, at such a sad time. because they are all good people.

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