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Three Dead, One Injured in Nelson County Accident

Date of News Release: 12/20/2015

(BARDSTOWN, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown worked a triple fatality accident just North of Fairfield Rd. on Louisville Rd. (31-E) in Nelson Co. on Sunday morning. On December 20, 2015 at approximately 7:00 A.M. EDST, Jordan Hickman (24) of Bardstown, Ky. was traveling South on Louisville Rd. accompanied by two passengers, Tyler Foster (25) of Bardstown and Keaton Hall (24) also from Bardstown. For unknown reasons, the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Mr. Hickman crossed the center line striking a 1996 Dodge pickup operated northbound by Brian Waldridge (20) of Bardstown. All three occupants in Mr. Hickman's vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Waldridge was airlifted to the University Of Louisville Hospital in serious condition. The roadway was shut down and KSP Troopers reconstructed the accident at the scene. The accident is still under investigation by Trooper Scott Rafferty. KSP was assisted at the scene by Nelson Co. EMS, Nelson Co. SO, Bardstown Fire Dept, and the Nelson Co. Coroner.