Victims identified in fatal Smiths Grove wreck
UPDATE: Victims identified
SMITHS GROVE, Ky.- The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle wreck that claimed the lives of two people.
At 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a car driving down the 1800 block of Hays Lodge Road lost control.
The sheriff’s office identified the deceased Wednesday morning as Aaron T. Wingfield, 20, of Bowling Green and Krista Vincent, 23, of Smiths Grove.
“Accidents in this area have been very common. We worked a double fatality not very far from here…back just several weeks ago. The road width sometimes plays a factor, speed plays a factor, sometimes people looking at their phones and other types of equipment in their vehicle,” said Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower.
An accident reconstruction team from the sheriff’s office is still investigating what may have caused the crash.
The preliminary investigation shows Wingfield and his passenger, Vincent, were traveling south on Hays Lodge Road in a 2001 red Ford Taurus when Wingfield lost control of the vehicle while cresting a hill, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. As he attempted to regain control of his vehicle, Wingfield over corrected causing the vehicle to strike a tree.
Both people were deceased when deputies arrived.