Saturday crash kills one, injures two

Published 10:15 pm Monday, June 19, 2017

CRAB ORCHARD – A man was killed and two others injured in a collision Saturday on U.S. 150 near Crab Orchard. 

Brandon Scott Smith, 25, of Danville, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 7:10 p.m. on June 17 by Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum. 

Marcum said Smith, along with two female passengers, Alicia Wilson and her daughter Ashley Wilson, were traveling eastbound on U.S. 150 in a 1993 GMC pickup truck when Smith crossed over the center line and struck a 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck in the westbound lane near the intersection of U.S. 150 and KY 39. 

Photo courtesy of Crab Orchard Fire Chief Larry Owsley
Debris and a damaged Ford F250 pickup truck are shown at the scene of a fatal accident Saturday.

The collision occurred at about 6:20 p.m., Marcum said. The driver and passengers in the Ford pickup truck were uninjured, he said. 

“There was actually an extra lane, like a passing lane, so he (Smith) actually went over an extra lane of traffic when he went into the (other) lane and struck the vehicle,” Marcum said. 

Smith and the two passengers were ejected from the vehicle. Alicia and Ashley Wilson were both airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Their conditions were unknown as of Monday evening. 

According to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Oney, the bed of the GMC pickup truck detached during the collision and came to rest about 25 feet away from the truck. 

Toxicology results on Smith are pending at this time, Marcum said, and are expected to be completed in a few weeks. 

Marcum said Smith and the two female passengers had stopped by his mother’s house in Danville, where the family was hosting a baby shower, a little before 6 p.m. 

Smith and the pair left Danville and stopped in Stanford to get pizza before venturing toward Crab Orchard, Marcum said. 

“They had been camping the night before and they were going to go camping again,” Marcum said. “His (Smith’s) brother saw him, I’d say, 45 minutes prior to his accident…he said he appeared to be fine. They’re still puzzled why he crossed over the center line.” 

Funeral services for Smith are at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford. Visitation is Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Photo courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Oney
A collision involving the GMC pickup truck shown here claimed the life of one man and injured two others Saturday in Lincoln County.