Two killed in separate accidents
Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:00 AM
Two area residents were killed Wednesday in separate vehicle accidents - one at a Hanover gas station and the other on U.S. 421 in Trimble County.
Nora Fremin, 19, of Carrollton, was traveling southbound between Milton and Bedford on Wednesday night when she attempted to pass two vehicles in a no-passing zone in the 4300 block of U.S. 421, Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman Brad Arterburn said.
In Hanover, Vernon Davidson, 88, was killed after he was struck by his own vehicle as it rolled out of its parked position.
Police say Fremin lost control of her vehicle when she went around a curve and was hit by another vehicle traveling in the northbound lane. The other vehicle, driven by 21-year-old Blake Webber of Lexington, Ind., struck the passenger side of Fremin's vehicle.
Fremin was pronounced dead at the scene by the Trimble County Coroner. She was wearing a seat belt.
Webber and a passenger his vehicle, 22-year-old Tyler Conley of Lexington, Ind., were taken to King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, for minor injuries.
Fremin, the daughter of Jeff and Robin Fremin, was a 2013 graduate of Carroll County High School. She participated in the school's track and field team, earning runner-up in the state final's 100-meter hurdles during her sophomore year.
Davidson died as a result of an incident at the Hanover Circle K at about 11:30 a.m.
He was responsive when emergency crews arrived but was later transported to University of Louisville hospital, where he died from internal injuries several hours after the incident.
Sheriff John Wallace said video surveillance from the gas station showed Davidson walking to the front of the truck to deal with an apparent maintenance issue. The truck then rolled out from its parked position and struck Davidson.
Wallace said it was unclear if the vehicle - an older model Ford truck - was placed out of park by Davidson or slipped out park.
Davidson was partially trapped under the front bumper, and onlookers pushed the truck off of him before emergency crews arrived.