One Cynthiana teen is in serious condition following a fatal crash that killed her cousin on US 62 East Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Christmas holiday will serve as a reminder of tragedy for one Cynthiana family following the fatal crash on US 62, which claimed the life of Cynthia Neace, 18.
Neace was the passenger of a 1988 Ford Escort, which was being driven by Kristina Noble, 18, on US 62 around 6:15 p.m. right before the wreck.
According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Noble was traveling east on US 62 when she lost control of her vehicle causing it to hit a tree before flipping onto its side and striking another tree.
According to deputies, the wreck was witnessed by another driver, which may be the only reason the accident was reported the same day.
“If no one had seen the wreck happen, there very well might have been a missing persons case open,” said Harrison County detective Paul Olin. “Due to the location in which the vehicle came to a final rest, it would have been very hard to see it from the road at night.”
Both Noble and Neace were transported to Harrison Memorial Hospital where they were then taken to UK Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to deputies, Neace was pronounced dead by Fayette County Corners office at 11:51 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, due to trauma sustained in the wreck.
No alcohol or drugs are suspected as being factors in the wreck, however, speed is being listed as the primary cause of the accident.
As of Tuesday, Noble was listed in serious condition following multiple surgeries at UK Hospital.
Visitation for Neace will be held at Ware Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be Friday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.