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Bardstown in mourning again


Jim Schue

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The Bourbon City is in mourning yet again after an early-morning crash on Louisville Road (US 31E) that claimed the lives of three young men from Bardstown. Jordan Hickman, Keaton Hall and Tyler Foster all died from injuries sustained in the crash when their car crossed the center line and struck another truck, whose driver, Brian Waldridge, 20, was airlifted to UofL and is now in stable condition.

 

Hickman, 24, was a standout for Bardstown's 2008 Sweet 16 squad, and went on to play at Indiana Tech, where he graduated. Also a standout in football and track at BHS.

 

Hall, 24, was a reserve for the Tigers in 2008 (his brother, Corey, was a starter), and was starting quarterback and a standout at baseball as well. He graduated from UK last year.

 

Foster, 25, was a starter for Nelson County in basketball and was going to college while serving in the Air Force reserve.

 

This latest tragedy comes just a couple weeks after former Bardstown football player Rasheed Wickliffe, 19, was killed in what police described as "a drug deal gone bad."

 

This really hits close to home. I knew all these guys and had just spoken to Keaton on Friday night.

 

http://www.kystandard.com/content/police-investigating-triple-fatality

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Capt. Paul Vance of Nelson County Fire and Rescue said firefighters were on their way to the accident within two minutes of getting the call and arrived on the scene a few minutes later.

 

It isn’t known when the accident actually occurred, he said.

 

Vance said firefighters and paramedics extricated Waldridge, who was conscious, from the vehicle. Foster and Hickman were still in the other vehicle, and Hall, who must have been in the front passenger seat, was thrown from the car by the impact, he said.

The captain said he thinks speed was probably a factor because the stretch of road is so wide and straight.

 

Speed would make sense for the severity of the impact. Doesn't really explain why the vehicle would've crossed the center line. Was it slick out in that area at the time of the accident?

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Capt. Paul Vance of Nelson County Fire and Rescue said firefighters were on their way to the accident within two minutes of getting the call and arrived on the scene a few minutes later.

 

It isn’t known when the accident actually occurred, he said.

 

Vance said firefighters and paramedics extricated Waldridge, who was conscious, from the vehicle. Foster and Hickman were still in the other vehicle, and Hall, who must have been in the front passenger seat, was thrown from the car by the impact, he said.

 

The captain said he thinks speed was probably a factor because the stretch of road is so wide and straight.

 

Speed would make sense for the severity of the impact. Doesn't really explain why the vehicle would've crossed the center line. Was it slick out in that area at the time of the accident?

 

May have been some fog.

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