One dead, four with serious injuries after crash on U.S. 25 in Laurel County

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Posted at 1:16 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 17:25:02-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person has died and four others are seriously hurt, including a one-year-old, after a crash along U.S. 25 in Laurel County.

The crash happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, six miles south of London. Three vehicles were involved in the crash.

Authorities say the driver of a silver-colored trailblazer was heading southbound on U.S. 25 at the time when she crossed over into the northbound lane side, hitting the driver of a red-colored Ford van.

The trailblazer then continued in the northbound lane and hit a white-colored Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. The vehicles came to rest blocking northbound U.S. 25.

44-year-old Tiffany J. Smith, of London, died from her injuries as a result of the crash. She was a passenger in the trailblazer involved in the crash. She after being transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in London.

The driver of the trailblazer, 36-year-old Danielle M. Kelly, of Corbin, was airlifted to UK Medical Center with serious injuries along with a one-year-old female child in the vehicle.

Two others were airlifted to UK Medical Center with serious injuries. They include the driver of the white-colored Chevrolet Tahoe, 31-year-old Shawn Pridemore, of Corbin, and the passenger, 42-year-old Jacolby Lawrence, also of Corbin.

The driver of the red-colored Ford van, 65-year-old Cecil Price, of Barbourville, was not injured.

Authorities are still investigating the crash.