High flood water leaves 5 dead in Kentucky - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

High flood water leaves 5 dead in Kentucky

Emergency official recovered the bodies of five drowned victims from three separate accidents Sunday morning. Emergency official recovered the bodies of five drowned victims from three separate accidents Sunday morning.
Nelson County officials were called to investigate a vehicle trapped in flood waters of the Rolling Fork River along Walter Hall Road and Dee Head Road, near New Hope, Kentucky. Nelson County officials were called to investigate a vehicle trapped in flood waters of the Rolling Fork River along Walter Hall Road and Dee Head Road, near New Hope, Kentucky.
"This is such a tragic loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families," said Joe Prewitt, Nelson County Emergency Management Director. "This is such a tragic loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families," said Joe Prewitt, Nelson County Emergency Management Director.

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – Emergency official recovered the bodies of five drowned victims from three separate accidents Sunday morning.

Nelson County officials were called to investigate a vehicle trapped in flood waters of the Rolling Fork River along Walter Hall Road and Dee Head Road, near New Hope, Kentucky.

According to Nelson County EMS, the vehicle drove into the water with five people inside. Two passengers were able to escape the flood waters, but three people were unable to get out. The bodies of those three were recovered and have been turned over to the Nelson County Coroner for identification and cause of death.

The names of the victims have not been released. They Marion County residents are between the ages of 30 and 60. EMS transported the two passengers who escaped to Flaget Memorial Hospital. Their condition is unknown.

"This is such a tragic loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' families," said Joe Prewitt, Nelson County Emergency Management Director. "This is a stark reminder why we caution people to never, never attempt to driver through, walk through or allow children to play in flood waters."

Along Gilgal Road, another drowning victim was recovered. In Carroll County, Anthony Ray Smith, Jr., 48, was trapped underneath a four-wheeler when it overturned in a creek. The official cause of death will be determined during his autopsy.

A third drowning victim accident occurred in Ballard County, where an abandoned vehicle was found in a flooded ditch and the victim's body was recovered shortly after.  

Stay tuned to WAVE 3 News on-air and online for the latest information on this developing story.  

Copyright 2013 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Gulfport's Matt Luke fulfills a dream to become Ole Miss Head Football Coach

    Gulfport's Matt Luke fulfills a dream to become Ole Miss Head Football Coach

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-07-25 04:10:04 GMT

    The Luke family has been committed to Ole Miss for years.  On Monday Matt Luke met the media in Oxford four days after taking over the head coaching reins from Hugh Freeze.

    More >>

    The Luke family has been committed to Ole Miss for years.  On Monday Matt Luke met the media in Oxford four days after taking over the head coaching reins from Hugh Freeze.

    More >>
  • Matt Luke introduced as Ole Miss interim head coach

    Matt Luke introduced as Ole Miss interim head coach

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:58:50 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    14 years as part of the Ole Miss football program as a coach or player has prepared Matt Luke for this opportunity. Admittedly it doesn't come under the circumstances he might've envisioned. But with a Rebel bloodline that runs 3 generations deep, the position fulfills a lifelong dream. "I can truly tell y'all today that this is my dream job," Luke said Monday at his first press conference as Ole Miss interim head coach. "It's a job that I've been preparing my whole li...

    More >>

    14 years as part of the Ole Miss football program as a coach or player has prepared Matt Luke for this opportunity. Admittedly it doesn't come under the circumstances he might've envisioned. But with a Rebel bloodline that runs 3 generations deep, the position fulfills a lifelong dream. "I can truly tell y'all today that this is my dream job," Luke said Monday at his first press conference as Ole Miss interim head coach. "It's a job that I've been preparing my whole li...

    More >>
  • Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:09:56 GMT
    Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly