Second person dies following crash

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A second person has died following a crash in Floyd County.

It happened Sunday night on U.S. 23 in front of the Harold Double Kwik.

Police say 42 year old Tabitha Bentley died at the scene and 62 year old Larry Ratliff died early Monday morning.

Glenda Tackett was working inside the Harold Double Kwik when the crash happened but quickly ran outside to help.

“The SUV, it was turned over. It flipped right here and the whole side was caved in,” Glenda Tackett said.

Police say inside the SUV was driver Larry Ratliff and his passenger Tabitha Bentley. She died at the scene. Ratliff died Monday morning from his injuries.

“I'm terribly sorry. It hurts to see something like that,” Tackett said.

Police say Ratliff was in the northbound lanes of U.S. 23 and going to the gas station.

“Larry Ratliff was attempting to make a left hand turn when his vehicle was struck,” Shaun Little said.

Police say Ratliff went into the path of a truck in the southbound lanes driven by 45 year old Douglas Williamson and the two collided.

Police are still investigating the cause to see if anything else contributed to the crash.

Williamson was also injured and is in the hospital.

Visitation for Tabitha Bentley starts Tuesday evening at six at the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Floyd County.

The funeral will be Thursday at one.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Larry Ratliff.

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