Fatal Accident in Boone County

Posted by Amber Jenkins -email

VERONA, KY (FOX19)-- An accident Saturday afternoon claims the life of a teen and sends 2 other people to the hospital.

At 6:30pm, 19-year-old William Beach was traveling east near the 15000 block of U.S. 42 in Verona when he lost control and slid sideways. The car was truck by and oncoming SUV driven by 47-year-old Debra Baxter and her husband, 54-year-old Alan Baxter.

William Beach was pronounced dead at the scene. Debra Baxter was transported to University Hospital by Aircare. Her husband was taken to St. Elizabeth in Florence. The couple was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Officials indicated that the road was slippery due to rain and that may have cause the accident. No drugs and alcohol are suspected.

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