Pregnant teen and unborn baby die in Kings Mountain crash

Published 10:57 am Friday, October 12, 2018

KINGS MOUNTAIN — An 18-year-old girl and her unborn child were killed in a crash in the Kings Mountain community, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, on KY Hwy 501.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Mullins Jr. said the preliminary investigation indicated that Natasha Benedict of Kings Mountain, was traveling down KY Hwy 501 headed in the direction of Robertstown Road when she crashed.

According to witnesses, Benedict was attempting to pass another vehicle in a curve when she lost control of her car, overcorrected, then ran off the road and struck a fence. Benedict’s vehicle rolled over after leaving the roadway and she was partially ejected.

Lincoln County Coroner Ferris Marcum says Benedict died of blunt force trauma and compressive truncal injuries.

Funeral services for Benedict were held Monday at Barnett, Demrow and Friend Funeral Home in Waynesburg.