Child dies in one-vehicle wreck in Barren County

GLASGOW, Ky. – A 10-year-old died Saturday night in a single-vehicle wreck in Barren County.

At about 8 p.m. the Barren County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with a wreck investigation near the 2500 block of Coral Hill Road.

Christopher M. McCoy, 32, of Glasgow was traveling east on Coral Hill Road in a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, according to a release from KSP. Police said McCoy was unable to negotiate a curve and his vehicle briefly exited the right shoulder of the road.

McCoy overcorrected upon reentering the roadway, causing his vehicle to cross both lanes of travel and exit off the left shoulder of the road, according to the release. McCoy’s vehicle struck multiple trees before coming to rest.

McCoy was transported to T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision.

A 10-year-old female passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner.  The passenger was restrained at the time of the collision.

The investigation is on going.