KSP releases more details on fatal Bell County accident and identities of those involved
From Kentucky State Police -
The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement responded to a three-vehicle fatal crash located on US25E near the 6-mile marker in the Meldrum Community of Bell Co. Kentucky.
Upon arrival, a preliminary investigation found that a 2012 Chevy pick-up truck being operated by 18-year-old Silas Gingerich, of Jonesville Virginia was traveling south on US25E and collided with a 2012 Mazda passenger car operated by 35-year-old Ashley Jordan of Pineville Kentucky. The collision sent Jordan into a third vehicle a 2024 International Semi-Tractor trailer operated by 40-year-old Nabryan Keene of Clarksville Indiana.
According to Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele, multiple passengers in Jordan’s 2012 Mazda were flown from the scene for treatment and a 15-year-old passenger and Bell County High School student Kaylie Inman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Superintendent Tom Gambrel Tells WRIL that grief counselors have been at the school today to speak with any students and staff dealing with this tragedy.
Drugs and alcohol are not known at this time, however, drowsy driving is believed to be a direct factor in the crash. The seat belt was not being utilized by the deceased at the time of the collision.
Multiple agencies assisted on the scene. Kentucky State Police CVE Master Officer Jason Freeman continues the investigation.