Wayne County Kentucky car accident kills three from Monticello Kentucky

There was another deadly auto accident in Kentucky this weekend. This tragic wreck occurred on Ky. 90 in Wayne County, Kentucky and took the lives of three young people from Monticello, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky State Police, the wreck occurred when the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup lost control on a wet road in Wayne County, crossed the center line and slammed head-on into an oncoming car, a Pontiac Grand Am.

The driver of the Grand Am was 19 year old Ryan C. Bell, of Monticello. There were two passengers, 31 year old Joshua Thompson, and his wife, 27 year old Kayla Thompson, who were also from Monticello.

Reportedly, the driver of the truck, Stanley Carr of Somerset, Kentucky, was driving east and began to pass another vehicle when he lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic.

All three occupants of the Grand Am were pronounced dead. Mr. Carr was taken to the local hospital and then transferred to University of Kentucky hospital. His condition was not reported.

The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

KSP reported that Mr. Bell was not wearing a seatbelt, but police accident reconstructions are often incorrect, especially with respect to belt usage. In certain circumstances, an independent accident reconstruction is useful and important.

The author of this post, attorney Vanessa Cantley, can be reached here.