Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Shelby County Triple Fatality
Date of News Release: 05/19/2012
(Frankfort, KY.) -- On Saturday, May 19, 2012 at approximately 12:45 AM, there was a single vehicle collision involving a triple fatality at the 29 mile marker of eastbound I-64 in Shelby County.
A 2000 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling eastbound on I-64. The interstate was merging from three lanes to two lanes when the operator failed to negotiate the merge. The vehicle ran off the shoulder of the roadway and overturned. Three of the four occupants inside the vehicle were ejected.
Gabriel Alva Chacon, age 29, and Jamie Alva Chacon age 21, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Shelby County Coroner. Regina K. Alva Chacon, age 36, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital. A juvenile was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital. All persons involved are from Indianapolis, IN.
The collision investigation is ongoing by the Post 12 Collision Reconstruction team.