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Two killed in Friday crash

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By Staff

UPDATE 12:30 a.m.: The names of those who died following a Friday car accident have been released by the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. Richard A. Hensley, of Willisburg, a passenger in a 2007 Toyota Camry, and James B. Cambron, of Springfield, the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck, were killed following a head-on car collision Friday afternoon near the Nelson-Washington County line. 

The original story is below.

Two people were killed in a Friday afternoon car crash on Springfield Road, near the Nelson-Washington County line.

According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a reported injury accident on Springfield Road shortly after 2 p.m.

Upon arriving, deputies located a 2007 Toyota Camry and a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck that had struck each other head-on.

A 17-year-old male occupant of the Camry was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 56-year-old driver of the Chevrolet pickup was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital by Nelson County EMS, where he was pronounced dead.

Two other 17-year-old males were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where their condition was unknown as of Friday night. The names of those killed will be released in the future, police said.

The New Haven Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Nelson County Fire, Washington County Fire, Nelson County EMS and Washington County EMS were all on the scene. Deputy Jamie Ferrie is the lead investigator in the collision.

This is the third deadly car crash in Nelson County over a seven-day span. Saturday, Mary E. Huddleston, of Louisville, was killed in a collision at the intersection of Templin Avenue and New Shepherdsville Road (Ky. 245). On Wednesday, William E. Goodwin, of Cox’s Creek, died after injuries from a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Louisville and Fairfield roads.