One person dead after Hwy 431 crash in Daviess Co., Ky.

Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 9:18 AM CST
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - One person has died after a crash in Daviess County.

The three-vehicle crash happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. Monday on Hwy 431 at Hill Bridge Rd.

The sheriff’s office says a Nissan Altima was heading south on 431 when a Chevrolet Cruze pulled out of Hill Bridge Rd. into the path of the Altima. The two cars collided causing the Altima to go through a guardrail and into a ditch.

The Cruze came to a rest sideways in the southbound lane of 431.

A short time later, a southbound Hyundai Elantra crashed into the passenger side of the Cruze. The sheriff’s office says the driver of the Elantra was unable to see the sideways Cruze because of the darkness of the morning.

The sheriff’s office says the driver of the Cruze was taken to the hospital where they were later pronounced dead. That person’s name has not been released. The two people in the Altima and the driver of the Elantra were also taken to the hospital. We’re told their injuries are non-life-threatening.

The road was closed for about three hours while crews worked the scene and conducted accident reconstruction.

The road opened back up around 8:30 a.m.

We’ll keep you updated.

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