Two women were killed in a crash that occurred on March 7 on the Caroll C. Cropper Bridge in northern Kentucky. The crash happened around 11:40 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the highway. The two fatalities were identified as a 59-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman.

Authorities who investigated the accident reported that the two women were in a sedan driving westbound when their vehicle suddenly came to a stop. They were in the right lane. A tractor-trailer was behind them when the car stopped, and it managed to swerve and miss the car. However, another tractor-trailer directly behind the first did not swerve in time and rear-ended the sedan directly. The cars burst into flames immediately after the crash.

The driver of the tractor-trailer that crashed into the women’s car, a 63-year-old man, survived the crash. After the tractor-trailer accident, the structure of the bridge where the accident occurred was examined by bridge inspectors, and it was ultimately allowed to be reopened around 5 p.m. on the same day.

When a serious truck accident like this one occurs, negligent or inattentive driving on the part of the truck driver may be involved. Family members of the deceased may feel the need to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a truck driver or their truck company. If this is the case, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help the family members organize their case and support them during this time.

Source: WLKY, “Coroner’s office identifies two women killed in northern Ky crash,” Shalanna Taylor, March 8, 2015