UPDATE: Second person dies after one person killed, three others injured in crash on Bluegrass Pkwy. in Nelson Co.
One person was killed and two other people were injured in a crash involving a semi and a minivan in Nelson County early Tuesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One person was killed and two other people were injured in a crash involving a semi and a minivan in Nelson County early Tuesday.
Officials say it happened around 7 a.m. That's when a minivan with three people inside was heading eastbound on the Bluegrass Parkway. The driver apparently lost control, flipping the van multiple times. The minivan crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes, slamming into a semi truck.
Two people in the minivan -- the driver and a male passenger, were ejected from the vehicle.
The male passenger, 35-year-old Douglas Clowers of Bowling Green, died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger, identified as 30-year-old Jessica Clowers from Bowling Green, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.
According to the Jefferson County Coroners Office, Clowers passed away a few days after the crash at 12:10 p.m. Saturday.
The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Amanda Minor, also of Bowling Green, was initially taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital following the accident, but was later air lifted to UofL where she is still being treated for injuries.
The driver of the semi, 76-year-old William Montgomery of Bardstown, was also hospitalized. According to Sgt. Kaelen Matthews, Montgomery did not sustain as severe injuries and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.
Police say speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.
Two other cars that were both traveling eastbound also crashed around 10:30 a.m. near the fatal collision as police were clearing the scene but we're told the drivers involved in that crash appear to be OK.
One lane in each direction of Bluegrass Parkway was shut down until around 3 p.m. while crews worked to clear the scene.
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