Campbellsville, KY (April 23, 2024) – One person lost their life and three others were hurt in a two-car accident that happened in Campbellsville. Reports from police show the crash took place on Kentucky Route 55 at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Police investigations revealed that 60-year-old Allen Glen Yates, of Columbia, was headed north on KY-55 in a 2002 Ford F-150 when he was involved in a head-on crash with Tracy York-Murrell, 39, of Columbia who was operating a 2021 Nissan Rogue headed south. She was pronounced deceased at the crash scene by responding medical professionals. Cameron Murrell, a 33-year-old resident of Columbia, was a passenger in York-Murrell’s vehicle at the time. Murrell was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital to be treated for injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening. Yates was taken to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, along with his 67-year-old passenger identified as Columbia resident Karen Bishop. 

At this time, police continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.

Kentucky Auto Accidents

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 Campbellsville 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. 

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Disclaimer: Byrnes Law Office is dedicated to improving safety for Kentucky drivers. Our goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of driving and the need to use caution. This is not a solicitation for business, and none of the information constitutes legal or medical advice. Photos in this post are not of the actual accident scene.