Kentucky State Police have confirmed that Jordan Mefford, the driver of the passenger vehicle struck by the tractor-trailer in Tuesday's accident, died overnight while receiving treatment, according to Trooper Josh Lawson.
A Louisville woman was killed and another was critically wounded in an early morning collision April 12 on Interstate 71 in Henry County, according to a Kentucky State Police (KSP) news release. State police dispatchers received a call at approximately 4 a.m. reporting a wreck at the south bound 35 mile marker, the news release said. The preliminary investigation shows a vehicle driven by Jordan Mefford, 23, of Carrollton, travelling south on I-71, when a tractor-trailer travelling north crossed the median and struck Mefford head on. KSP identified the commercial truck driver as Brian James Hanson, 36, of New Orleans, La. State police say Hanson was able to get out of his truck and render assistance to others, despite being injured himself. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital by Henry County EMS for treatment. Mefford was transported by Air Methods to University of Louisville Hospital. A passenger in the vehicle, Jacqueline Hayes, 26, of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard. The investigation by the state police continues, and no charges have been filed at this time. The state police received assistance from Henry County EMS, Henry County Coroner’s Office, Campbellsburg Fire Department and Air Methods. State police say a third damaged vehicle at the scene was involved in a separate accident.
One killed, one critically injured in interstate 71 crash