WKYT - Lexington - Headlines

Second triplet involved in deadly crash dies

A second triplet, injured in a deadly crash, has died.

Seven-year-old Chase Padgett died Thursday at U.K. Hospital.

His sister, seven-year-old McKenna Padgett, died Tuesday, when the van her family was in collided with another van in Boyle County.

Their brother, Connor, mother, Stefanie Padgett, and six-week-old sister, Madelyn, were all injured.

A Lexington cafe is planning a benefit to help the family.

Dee Cain, the owner of Six Friends Cafe, is a good friend of Stefanie Padgett.

Cain, and some of her friends, are organizing a benefit for the family, planned for Saturday, June 11.

The benefit will be at the cafe on Kentucky Avenue, just across from Woodland Park.

It will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by live music at 6:30.

All proceeds collected from the auction will go directly to the Padgett family.

"I can't make this better, nobody can," Cain said. "But we can help, and we can show our love and that's why I decided to do it. It's the only thing I can do."

Stefanie Padgett's friends tell us she is improving at UK Hospital, as is Madelyn, who may get to go home Friday.

Connor, one of the triplets, is also doing better. He's been upgraded to fair condition.

A trust is being set up at a local bank for the family.

In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation, you can drop it off at Six Friends Cafe


Disqus has not been setup for this website.
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 123109443 - wkyt.com/a?a=123109443