Fatal Accident

Apr 24, 2013 10:45 AM

Name Of Toddler Killed In I-64 Accident Released

Police have released the name of a toddler killed in an accident on I-64 in Franklin Count Tuesday night.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says a Ford Explorer with five people inside had some kind of mechanical failure along westbound I-64 between mile marker 56 and 58 around 9:30 p.m. The driver lost control and the vehicle crashed.

The man driving and the toddler, now identified as Jair Gutierrez, were both ejected from the SUV. The child was pronounced dead and the driver was flown to UK Hospital. EMS took a woman to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with scrapes and bruises. Two other men in the SUV refused treatment.

Deputies shut down the interstate for several hours as a crash reconstruction team investigated.

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