Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

March 12, 2014

Grayson teen dies in crash


Journal-Times

March 12, 2014 — A Carter County teenager was killed and five people were injured Thursday in a crash on US 60 near Cannonsburg.

Alexandra “Paige” Bush, 17, an East Carter High School senior, died in a three-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Thursday at the junction of US 60 and KY 5 in Boyd County.

She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Five others, including Bush’s mother and stepfather and another ECHS student, were injured. The accident closed down US 60 for about five hours.

According to the KSP, the accident occurred when a westbound 1997 Toyota Camry being driven by Terrell Banks, 25, of Grayson, veered across the center line, entered the eastbound lane and struck the driver’s side of a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer being driven by David Maggard, 40, of Grayson, Bush’s stepfather.

Following the impact, Maggard lost control of his vehicle, which hit the eastbound barrier wall. Maggard then over-corrected, causing his vehicle to veer into the westbound lane of US 60, the KSP said.

Maggard’s vehicle then hit the westbound barrier wall, overturned and was struck by a 2004 Lincoln Town Car driven by Darrell Vincent, 79, of Ashland, which was traveling westbound behind Banks, the KSP said.

Maggard and passengers Carmel Maggard, 41, Bush’s mother, and Stephanie Freize, 17, of Grayson, all were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center with serious injuries.

At press time, Carmel Maggard was listed in critical condition and David Maggard and Freize both were listed in fair condition.

No one in the Maggard vehicle was wearing a seat belt, the KSP said.

Vincent and a passenger in his vehicle, Betty Vincent, 75, also were taken to St. Mary’s. Darrell Vincent was listed in satisfactory condition; Betty Vincent in serious condition. The Vincents both were wearing seat belts, the KSP said.

Banks and his passenger, Jascy Lizarraga, 20, of Ashland, both were taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center as a precautionary measure and later released. Both were wearing seat belts, the KSP said.

The KSP said the crash did not appear to be drug or alcohol-related.

Multiple agencies responded to the accident and assisted at the scene, including the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, Cannonsburg Fire Department and Boyd County Emergency Medical Services.

Funeral services were held for Bush on Tuesday at Sparks Funeral Home. See the full obituary on Page A-4.

The crash remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Josh Satterly.