April 26, 2012
It was reported this morning that a second man has died as a result of a Spottsville, Kentucky, crash on Valentine’s Day. According to Channel 14 News, the accident happened on Highway 60 around 5:30 p.m.
Police say that a 58-year-old intoxicated driver was heading west along the highway when he veered off the road. The driver then overcorrected and jerked the vehicle into the oncoming lanes of traffic where it collided with a pickup truck nearly head-on.
The 23-year-old man driving the pickup truck died at the scene. The 56-year-old man who was a passenger in the drunk driver’s vehicle was critically injured and taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he died from complications stemming from his injuries just a little more than two-months after the crash.
While the intoxicated driver already faces driving under the influence charges stemming from the incident, the county attorney is working to determine if a murder charge of some kind can be brought against the man since the passenger who was in his vehicle died earlier this week.
The Kentucky DUI Injury Lawyers with Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers say that at current fatality rates, a person will die every 50 minutes from an alcohol-related crash, making up more than one-third of all traffic fatalities per year. Do your part to prevent these accidents by never getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol.