UPDATE: Lone survivor in fatal crash on Natcher Parkway released from hospital

Published: Apr. 25, 2016 at 11:08 AM CDT
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According to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, the lone survivor in the Natcher Parkway crash on April 25th, John McDaniel has been released from the hospital.


The driver of the car that was hit by a dump truck on the Natcher Parkway Monday morning, 32-year-old Jonathan McDaniel, was pronounced dead at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville Monday night. He was the second person killed in the crash.


One person has died on the Natcher Parkway after a car collided with a dump truck near mile marker 12.

Around 10 AM Monday a witness says he saw the crash throw debris multiple directions.

As traffic stopped completely, emergency workers rushed to the scene to find the driver and a passenger stuck inside a Kia compact car.

The Warren County Coroner's Office confirmed that 52-year-old Cindy McDaniel of Morgantown died at the scene. Police said she was a passenger in the car that was crushed by the dump truck.

According to KSP, the initial investigation shows that the dump truck was northbound on the Natcher in the right lane. The driver, Patrick Powell, told police he got distracted and didn't see a slow moving car also in the right northbound lane. The truck hit the rear end of the car, then the truck overrode the passenger car, pushing it into the guardrail.

KSP said 32-year-old Jonathan McDaniel was driving the car that was hit by the dump truck. 56-year-old John McDaniel was a passenger in that car and was ejected. Police confirmed that everyone in the car was related but didn't immediately know how.

Emergency crews rushed one of the men to an AirEvac helicopter that landed just a few dozen yards from the scene on the parkway. While the victim was being loaded into the helicopter, a second person was loaded into an ambulance as a second helicopter landed.

Only one of the helicopters left with a patient while the second patient stayed in an ambulance that rushed to The Medical Center.

No one in the car was wearing a seat belt.

Powell was not injured in the collision and was wearing a seat belt.

He was interviewed by medical crews and police at the scene.

After both patients were clear from the scene, firefighters assisted the coroner's office with Cindy McDaniel. An autopsy is expected to be done within the next day or so.

Kentucky State Police have an accident reconstructionist investigating the cause of the accident. The investigation is ongoing.

All lanes of the Natcher have reopened.