Fatal crash occurred overnight on US 150

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Resident discovered victim, vehicle several hours later

By Staff

A woman died in a car crash in the 4000 block of Springfield Road about 1 a.m. Thursday, but the crash wasn’t discovered until many hours later.


Dispatchers got the call about 6:30 p.m.

Coroner Field Houghlin identified the victim as Destiny Cheyenne Danner, 22, of Bardstown.

Houghlin said Danner’s body was sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for a pathology study to determine her cause of death.

Sgt. Ramon Pineiroa of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said the time of the crash was known because someone in a residence near where the incident occurred told police he heard a noise outside very early Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, a witness told officers he heard a loud noise and looked outside, but didn’t see anything unusual. The man later went to work while it was still dark. When he returned home, he noticed car parts in his yard, near a tree. Following the trail of debris from his yard into the woods, he discovered a heavily damaged Ford car in a creek bed.

According to Pineiroa, there was a bumper lying in the front yard of the residence and it appeared the car hit the small tree beside it before going into some woods.

There were no passengers in the vehicle, Pineiroa said.

Nelson County Fire and Rescue, EMS and sheriff’s deputies all responded to the call.

Danner was a Bardstown native and was employed by Mago Construction. She loved music and poetry. She leaves behind her parents and two siblings. Danner’s obituary can be found on page A3 of this edition.