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Officials: 112 accidents since 2011 on NKY highway where twin toddlers, grandfather died

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Shawn Lanier) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Shawn Lanier)
"It just, it wrecked my mind. I am so traumatized by it. I just can't believe it,” said Brittany Ballard who says she was driving down Weaver Road around 2pm Sunday afternoon when a woman waved her down for help (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson) "It just, it wrecked my mind. I am so traumatized by it. I just can't believe it,” said Brittany Ballard who says she was driving down Weaver Road around 2pm Sunday afternoon when a woman waved her down for help (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson)
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - An investigation continued Monday after two 13-month-old twins and their grandfather were killed and two others were injured in a tragic accident on a Northern Kentucky highway Sunday afternoon.

The family was walking on the corner of Tamarack Circle and Weaver Road about 12:40 p.m. Sunday when a 2003 Chevy Malibu veered off Weaver and hit two adults walking south on the northbound shoulder.Each adult pulled a wagon carrying one of the twins.

"It just, it wrecked my mind. I am so traumatized by it. I just can't believe it,” said Brittany Ballard. She driving down
Weaver Road shortly after the accident when a woman waved her down for help.
 
"I looked down and I seen two twin babies laying there and I had a flashback because it looked like my baby laying there on the ground," Ballard said. "I started performing CPR automatically and then there was another lady on scene. She started to perform CPR but we was not getting a response. We wasn't getting anything."

The twins' grandfather, Charles Napier, 52, and twins Sean and Samantha May were pronounced dead at the scene.

The other adult hit, Susan Elam, was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital with minor injuries. The twins brother, Ethan May, went to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center with a minor injury.
 
Ballard says the driver of the Chevy, identified by police as Jessica Hood, 22, of Florence, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. 

Police took her phone to determine if she was texting or talking on it at the time of the crash.

Ballard said the woman called a relative after the accident.
 
"She was on the phone with her mother. The mother asked her if she was texting and driving again and she said no. There was no tears, no nothing from her. She just stood there,” said Ballard.

According to Nancy Wood of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, there have been 112 accidents since 2011 along the stretch of Weaver Road at U.S. 52. Of those 112 accidents, only 11 of those crashes resulted in injuries.  Sunday's accident is the first to become fatal along that stretch of Weaver Road.

Wood says there are no current plans to put in sidewalks or bike paths along Weaver Road.

Ballard said she wishes she could have done more to spare the victims so much tragedy.
 
"Prayers out to the family. Everybody needs to give them a prayer. Keep them in your thoughts,” she said.

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