Mother and son killed in fatal crash in Ohio County

Mother and son killed in fatal crash in Ohio County
Published: Sep. 2, 2023 at 8:56 PM CDT
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CROMWELL, Ky. (WFIE) - Ohio County Sheriff Adam Wright says a mother and her 9-year-old son have died after a crash Saturday night near Cromwell.

According to Wright, fours others are still in critical condition after the crash. Officials say they are all expected to survive.

Wright says his office responded to a call for a two vehicle crash just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday. It happened in the 7000 block of Highway 231.

Officials say one of the cars had eight people inside. The mother, Eulalia Gomez, was pronounced dead on scene. Three passengers were air lifted to a Louisville hospital in critical condition, two others were taken to Louisville in ambulances, also in critical condition, per Sheriff Wright.

First responders had to call for additional ambulances from Butler County.

Officials say a vehicle carrying six people, which was originally though to be eight, crashed into a car with a sole occupant.

The driver of that car was taken to Ohio County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 231 was closed for the remainder of the night as deputies reconstructed the accident.

Wright confirmed Sunday night that a 9-year-old boy, later identified as Christian Francisco, had also died as a result of the crash.

At this time, investigators are still working to learn what caused the crash.