1-Year-Old Killed in Muhlenberg County Crash

The Kentucky State Police says a 1-year-old child from Beech Creek, Kentucky, was killed after a crash that happened Friday morning on KY 189 near Green Chapel Road.

Posted: Apr 30, 2021 2:51 PM
Updated: May 1, 2021 5:09 PM

A fatal crash that claimed the life of a 1-year-old is under investigation in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Police says that around 10:58 a.m. on Friday, KSP Post 2 in Madisonville was called by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a fatal crash on KY 189.

According to KSP, preliminary investigation revealed 25-year-old Kaitlyn Piper of Beech Creek, Kentucky, was driving a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis north on KY 189. They say for unknown reasons, Piper's vehicle drifted across the road, went off the shoulder, and struck a tree.

Piper and a juvenile passenger were life-flighted to Vanderbilt Health in Nashville, Tennessee, for their injuries.

KSP says that Another juvenile passenger, identified as 1-year-old Serenity O'Bannon of Beech Creek, was taken by ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Muhlenberg County Coroner.

According to KSP, no one inside of the vehicle was properly restrained at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing by KSP Trooper Jacob Stephens. No further information has been released at this time.


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