Boyle County, KY (May 29, 2024) – A fatal traffic accident happened in Boyle County on Wednesday afternoon, May 29. At around 4:45 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to render aid to those involved. Two vehicles reportedly collided on Bonta Lane. Both drivers lost their lives in the accident, reports said. One was identified as 22-year-old Austin Wethington of Danville. Wethington was pronounced deceased on-site. The other victim was identified as David Wiegand, 49, of Mackville. He was transported to the hospital from the scene but lost his life a short time later. Kentucky State Police continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Kentucky Car Crashes

There are hundreds of car accidents in Kentucky every day. The state experiences over 100,000 road accidents annually on average. Tragically, many more individuals perish in these accidents, and tens of thousands more suffer injuries. Every year, automobile crashes cause millions of injuries throughout the country. Unfortunately, driving recklessly is behind most of these largely avoidable events.

In the last ten years, negligent driving has grown in popularity in the United States. Distraction, exhaustion, alcohol, and speeding have all grown to be fatal and hazardous factors that contribute to over 94% of traffic accidents in the United States each year. Being hurt in a major auto accident may be a terrible and stressful situation that keeps you away from your loved ones, your job, and the hospital. Anyone might find this kind of scenario unpleasant, but it can be particularly difficult for individuals who have families to support.

For many years, the Byrnes Law Office has assisted accident victims and their loved ones in regaining their lives in various ways. We will handle your claim’s legal requirements so you can concentrate on getting well financially, emotionally, and physically. Since we understand how trying this time can be, we have made it our personal and professional responsibility to assist accident victims and their loved ones in obtaining the financial recompense and justice they are entitled to.

Here at the Byrnes Law Firm, our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Boyle County have been working for decades to help the loved ones of deceased crash victims recover. We can help you by building a strong legal claim proving that another individual caused your family member’s accident and, subsequently, the damages that followed. Call our firm at (502)364-2500 to learn how we can help you through this trying time.