MULDRAUGH, Ky. (KT) -- A two-vehicle crash in Meade County Tuesday evening left four people dead and one other injured.
Kentucky State Police say around 5:45 p.m., the Elizabethtown Post received a call for assistance from Meade County Dispatch on a collision with fatalities on North Dixie Highway, US 31W, in an area of Muldraugh known as Muldraugh Hill.
According to their preliminary investigation, the KSP says a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox being operated by Synthia Armstrong, 52, of Brandenburg, was traveling south on US 31W when, for unknown reasons, she crossed the centerline into the path of a 2003 Cadillac CTS headed northbound, operated by 44-year old Christina M. Diaz of Louisville.
Both Armstrong and Diaz, along with a 12-year-old female passenger of Diaz’s car were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Meade County Coroner’s office. A 14-year-old male passenger of Diaz’s vehicle was transported to University of Louisville Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.
A 11-year-old male passenger of Diaz’s vehicle was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital with what were reported to be non-life-threatening injuries. A 7-month-old of Armstrong’s vehicle was uninjured but was also transported Norton Children’s Hospital to be checked out.
The names of the children involved have not yet been released.
State Police were assisted by the Muldraugh Police Department, Meade County Sheriff’s Department, Muldraugh Fire Department, Meade County EMS, Hardin County EMS and Meade County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Scott Wheatley.