Two dead, two injured in Jessamine County crash

Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 12:24 PM EST
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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Law enforcement said they were called to Highway 169 in Jessamine County just before noon Thursday for a two-car collision.

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office said two people were killed in the crash and two others were hospitalized.

“It’s scary. It’s scary to drive on this road,” said Tammy Nolen, who frequents the road.

The sheriff’s office said the crash occurred around a bend in the road on Highway 169, when a truck lost control, sild into the opposite lane and collided with an SUV.

“I don’t even know if speed would’ve been that much of a factor. It’s a curve in the road, wet, this could’ve happened to anybody,” Nolen said.

The sheriff’s office said while the investigation is ongoing, they believe there likely won’t be any charges involved.

Nolen said crashes occur far too often there.

“They have wrecks up and down this road all the time,” Nolen said. “Because of these roads, these roads are too small! They’re too small and too curvy when you go around them curves.”

Nolen said she drives the road often to visit her daughter, who lives just around the corner from the scene of the crash.

“They live here, they work here and they drive here, they’re used to these roads. And when it’s raining and you’re flying down these roads, there’s bound to be an accident happening,” Nolen said.

Nolen said she’s seen over 10 wrecks there in the past six months alone.

“It’s sad but it could’ve been prevented. They’ve known about all these wrecks on this road for too long,” Nolen said.

The sheriff’s office said two people in the truck were pronounced dead at the scene, while the two others in the SUV were taken to the hospital. We’re told those two people are in stable condition.

Officials are urging drivers to use caution during wet road conditions.

The Jessamine County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identities of the two killed in the crash, but we are told they are both from Boyle County.

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