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17-year-old dies in Ky. crash

By Frank Lewis

March 8, 2014

By Frank Lewis


flewis@civitasmedia.com


The Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland is investigating a three vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. 60 East of the U.S. 60 Kentucky 5 intersection in Boyd County, Kentucky, and claimed the life of a teenager. Dead is Alexandra Bush, 17, of Grayson, a passenger in one of the vehicles.


Trooper First Class Michael Murriell said the collision occurred around 5:56 p.m. Friday evening.


Terrell Banks, 25, of Grayson, was operating a 1997 Toyota Camry traveling westbound on U.S. 60 when he crossed the center line and entered U.S. 60 eastbound. David Maggard, 40, also of Grayson, was traveling eastbound on U.S. 60 operating a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer.


Murriell said it appears Banks struck Maggard on the driver’s side, and after the impact, Maggard lost control and struck the eastbound barrier wall, over-corrected and crossed into the westbound lane of U.S. 60. Maggard then struck the westbound barrier wall. Upon impact Maggard’s vehicle overturned and was struck by a 2004 Lincoln Towncar being operated by Darrell Vincent, 79, of Ashland. At the time of the collision Vincent was traveling westbound behind Banks.


Bush was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by The Boyd County Coroner’s Office. Maggard, passengers Carmel Maggard, 41, of Grayson, and Stephanie Freize, 17, of Grayson were transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center for serious injuries. David Maggard is currently listed in fair condition, Carmel Maggard is listed in critical condition and Stephanie Freize is listed in fair condition. No occupants were wearing seatbelts.


Banks and passenger Jascy Lizarraga, 20, of Ashland were transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center for precautionary measures. Both Banks and Lizarraga were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Both have been released from the hospital.


Vincent and passenger Betty Vincent, 75, of Ashland were transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center for serious injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts. Darrell Vincent is currently listed in satisfactory condition and Betty Vincent is listed in serious condition.


Murriell said it appears alcohol and or drugs do appear to be a factor in the crash.


Multiple agencies responded and assisted including The Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, Cannonsburg Fire Department, Boyd County EMS and The Boyd County Coroner’s Office. The Collision remains under investigation by Trooper Josh Satterly.


Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.