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US 60 in Hancock Co. Reopens After Fatal Crash


The Hancock County Sheriff Office has released released the identities of the victims. 

The sheriff's office says 35-year-old Erica Dowell of Harned, Kentucky was heading east when she lost control and spun into the path of a semi heading west. The semi and the car collided, causing the semi to overturn. 

Dowell and her 12-year-old son, Jacob Wagner of Tell City, were both pronounced dead at the scene. 

The semi driver, 60-year-old David Padgett of Flaherty, Kentucky, was taken to Owensboro Health but later released.


Two people died in a fatal crash on US 60 in Hancock County and another person involved is in the hospital.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department says the call came in around 11 a.m. When sheriff's deputies arrived on scene, there was an overturned semi with a driver trapped inside. One passenger in a car that had been hit by the semi was ejected and the other passenger was still inside.

Both of those passengers were pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.

The Hancock County Sheriff says the victims were a mother and her child.

The driver of the semi was taken to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with injuries.

The semi that was overturned was carrying fertilizer.

Crews have been cleaning that up, but the road is clear.

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