UPDATE: Names released in fatal car accident in Smiths Grove

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April 17, 2019
9:01 a.m.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the identity of two people who died Tuesday in a car accident.

Krista Vincent, 23 of Smiths Grove and Aaron Wingfield, 20 of Bowling Green were traveling south on Hays Lodge Road when the driver, Wingfield, lost control of his car when coming to the top of the hill.

Officials say the driver over corrected which caused the car to crash into a tree. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

April 16, 2019
9:30 p.m.

According to the Warren County Coroner's Office, two people -- a man and woman -- were killed in the car accident in Smiths Grove Tuesday afternoon.

They said they are not releasing names or ages of the victims until the Warren County Sheriff's Office has notified family members.

The investigation is on-going.


Original Information:

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is working a fatal accident in the 1800 block of Hays Lodge Road in Smiths Grove.

According to Sheriff Brett Hightower, the accident involved only one car.

"It appears the vehicle had left the roadway, over-corrected, and gone to the opposite side of the roadway, striking a tree," he said.

"At this point we are working a fatality accident," he added.

According to the Warren County Coroner's Office, at least two fatalities are suspected, but it's unclear exactly how many people were in the vehicle.

Sheriff Hightower said the next step in this investigation is getting a positive identification and contacting family.

"We run the license plate of the vehicle, we try to make contact with the registered owner and/or any family members and then we've got chaplains that will assist us in making notification to family members."

He says this road has caused problems for drivers before.

"Accidents in this area have been very common. We worked a double fatality not very far from here on 68 and 101 back just several weeks ago."

Sheriff Hightower went on to say, "You can look at the pavement and the roadway. There was a small hill and it appears the vehicle might have even gone a little bit airborne, struck the pavement, and then went off the roadway and then over-corrected, and that was what took the vehicle to the opposite side of the roadway and against the tree."

We will continue to update this story as the investigation continues and information is released. The road is now open.

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