Single car accident in Battletown claims life of teenage driver

A 17 year-old female was killed after striking a tree in a single-car accident Sunday afternoon outside Battletown. There were no passengers in the vehicle at the time of the wreck. This was the second fatality accident in three days on Meade County roadways. According to Meade County Sheriff Phillip Wimpee, Meade County Dispatch received a report of a motor vehicle accident with possible injuries near the 1200 block of KY 1844 (Liberty Road) at 3:56 p.m. on Oct. 30. Upon arrival, a Deputy observed a 2001 Toyota Corolla which appeared to have lost control due to weather conditions, crossed the centerline, then overcorrected and left the roadway, striking a tree.

The juvenile driver of the Corolla was pronounced dead at the scene by the Meade County Coroner. Meade County EMS, Meade County Coroners Office, Payneville Fire Department, Battletown Fire Department and the Meade County Sheriff's Office worked the scene. The name of the deceased juvenile female has not been released at this time.

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