Fatal Accident

Aug 25, 2011 6:03 AM

Fatal Washington County Accident

A man died and four people were hospitalized after a head-on crash in Washington County Wednesday afternoon.

Police say Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield, was driving northbound along KY-55 around 4:30 p.m. when he crossed the center line and slammed into a southbound Honda driven by Setsuko Obata, 50 of Lebanon.

Perry was pronounced dead at the scene.

Obata was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. Two passengers in the Honda, Sara Obata, 16, and Noel Obata, 14, were airlifted to Kosair Children's Hospital. EMS took a third passenger in that vehicle, Louis Obata, 12, to Spring View Hospital. He was later transferred to Kosair.

Officials have not released any information on the conditions of the Obatas.

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