Crash claims 1 life, sends 2 others to hospital

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - A crash involving two cars claimed the life of one victim and sent two others to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say Samuel Prather, 18, was driving northbound on Dixie Highway near the intersection of White Pine Circle when he hit the brake suddenly due to stopped traffic in front of him. Prather's vehicle slid into the path on an oncoming Nissan driven by James Donaldson, 30. The two vehicles collided head-on just after 3 p.m.

Donaldson's passenger, Sherry Mills, 60, died from her injuries at the scene of the crash. Prather and Donaldson were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence with non-life-threatening injuries.

The collision remains under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff's Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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