Leitchfield, KY — There was a fatal accident along Lilac Road on Tuesday, January 14, after a driver crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into another car. Police said that a local woman, 64-year old Carol Helphenstine, was killed in the accident and that 16-year old Lucia Taylor was injured.
The accident happened early Tuesday morning, just before 7:00 a.m., as Taylor was driving north along Lilac Road. Police said that she went over a hill and lost control on a patch of ice, sliding into oncoming traffic.
Her vehicle, a Jeep, crashed into Helphenstine’s oncoming Kia and caused both cars to leave the roadway on opposite sides. Helphenstine was killed immediately and Taylor was injured after her Jeep overturned.
Police said that they’d investigate further, but suspect that icy roads were a factor.
Scene of the Accident