Son of Sheperdsville woman killed in head-on collision speaks out

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 6:29 PM

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The son of a woman killed in a head-on collision near the intersection of Boardwalk Avenue in Sheperdsville said he finds comfort knowing his mom, 78 year-old Betty Spriggs, had a long happy life.

Investigators said Spriggs was headed westbound on KY44 and lost control, crossing into oncoming traffic, where she hit a Salt River utility truck. 

Spriggs lived down the road from where the accident occurred.

Her white Neon was pinned under the truck for hours causing traffic to be rerouted.

Spriggs' son, Lindsey Carr, said he saw the accident on his way home and didn't realize his mom was involved.

Carr said his mom hardly ever drove and was out running errands Monday morning. He said he knew something was wrong when his mom hadn't returned home by 4 p.m., moments before the Bullitt County Coroner knocked on his door.

Carr described his mom as very outgoing and friendly. "Everybody loved and adored her. She was friendly. She never meet anybody she didn't like," he said.

According to Carr, his mom had several health problems. He said he finds comfort knowing she isn't suffering anymore. "She doesn't have to go through pain. She's at peace. She's with her father and mother. She has comfort."

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