Police give 2 possible causes for Nicholasville accident


by WHAS editors


Posted on June 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 28 at 9:02 PM

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- Police in Nicholasville are still investigating the fatal car crash that claimed six lives Thursday night. 

Preliminary investigations show that a Mercury Sable station wagon occupied by two adults and three children was traveling Northbound on US 27 just North of Shun Pike. The station wagon lost control and crossed the median striking a Ford minivan, carrying five people, head on.

Everyone in the station wagon was pronounced dead on scene. One of the passengers in the minivan was also pronounced dead on scene. The other four people in the minivan were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Police were seeking the driver of a red Ford Mustang whom they believed may have witnessed the fatal car accident. The driver of the red Mustang voluntarily went to the police station and answered questions. 

It is still unclear what caused the station wagon to cross the median. 

The Jessamine County Coroner believes the youngest victim is around 3-years-old.

The four people who were injured were taken to UK Chandler Medical Center.

None of the victims names have been released. 

Police said the van belongs to a group called Refuge for Women. Refuge for Women tries to help steer women away from the adult entertainment industry.