One person is dead and another at UK Hospital after a serious wreck involving a semi-truck in Montgomery County, Friday afternoon.
Erica Caldwell was on her way home from work, she said she was behind a white car on US-60, waiting to make a left hand turn onto the bypass when she watched an accident unfold.
“It was just a big crash,” said Erica Caldwell, witness. “I mean they hit hard, very hard.”
Witnesses said when the semi-truck came to a complete stop, the car was in a ditch.
“The first thing I saw was the white car that it was going over the ditch,” Caldwell said. “I stopped and ran out and got down there.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff said the young woman was taken to UK hospital, while her passenger went to a local one.
The re-construction unit was called to the scene but had a difficult time because of the weather.
“We’re marking the scene where we can come back later if we need to,” said Sheriff Fred Shortridge, with Montgomery County. “We can come back and put the vehicles in the same exact spot.”
Some who live in the area told LEX 18 they’re not surprised to hear there’s been a serious accident at the intersection.
“At least once a month, if not more, we have a wreck there,” Caldwell said.
“Just be cautious especially if you’re turning into the path of somebody else,” Sheriff Shortridge said.
The coroner confirmed that one of the people in the car died, but is not releasing their name until the family is notified.
Friday’s accident comes as another blow to the community, which is still praying for Aaron Williams.
Williams crashed his car on his way to a dance last Saturday night.
He remains in critical condition, but after days in a coma, his family says he gave them a thumbs up.