Middle Creek collision claims four lives


by Jackson Latta - jlatta@civitasmedia.com



MIDDLE CREEK – Tragedy struck during the holidays when a two car collision occurred on Christmas eve claiming the lives of four individuals.

According to the Kentucky State Police, in the early evening hours of Thursday December 24, a two vehicle collision occurred on KY Route 114 in the Middle Creek community resulting in four occupants suffering fatal injuries.

KSP Pikeville Post were notified of the collision, and KSP troopers responded.

The preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that Sandra Bauer, 54, of Salyersville, was operating a 2013 Hyundai Tucson, traveling east on KY 114. Bauer’s vehicle entered the west bound lane of KY 114, striking a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze operated by Roland Patrick, 52 of Salyersville.

Both drivers as well as two passengers in the Hyundai, Nevaeh Bauer, 4, of Teaberry, and an unidentified female, suffered fatal injuries.

KSP states that two additional occupants of the Hyundai, Pamela Kendrick-Bauer, and Brayden Bauer, 5, survived the collision and are currently in stable condition. Pamela was transported from the scene by EMS to Pikeville Medical Center, and Brayden was airlifted from the scene to UK Medical Center.

On Thursday evening, Floyd County Sheriffs department posted the following on to Facebook. “Tonight is supposed to be a happy and festive night, but instead it is a very sad Christmas Eve, for not only those involved in the crash on Hwy 114 and their families but, for all emergency personnel involved. I am very proud of our area first responders. Their organization and execution of their tactical training is impressive. Tonight I am praying for the families involved as well as our first responders.”

Multiple agencies and emergency personnel responded to the scene.

KSP Post 9 Accident Reconstructionist, Trooper Jonathan Dixon, is investigating the collision.

by Jackson Latta

jlatta@civitasmedia.com

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