Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Triple Fatality in Franklin County
Date of News Release: 04/01/2011
(Frankfort, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police are investigating a triple fatality in Franklin County. The collision occurred on US-421 south of Frankfort. On Monday, April 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an injury collision on US-421 and Hickman Hill Rd. The Sheriff's Office arrived and requested the Kentucky State Police Post 12 Collision Reconstructionist.
A 2007 4 door Audi was traveling southbound on US-421. Due to a high rate of speed the operator failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the east side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree and burst into flames. All three subjects were pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner. The victim's names are not being released at this time.
The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Franklin Co. Coroner's Office, Franklin Co. Fire and EMS. The collision remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post.