LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An 8-year old boy who was critically injured in a car accident earlier this week in Laurel County died Thursday from his injuries at UK Hospital in Lexington, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.
The Fayette County coroner identified the child as Jacob Sturgill. The child’s cause of death was listed as multiple blunt force injuries.
Investigators say the boy was one of five children in a minivan involved in a collision around 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 17, on US 25, approximately three miles north of London.
Deputies say the minivan driver, 29-year old Teresa Sturgill, of East Bernstadt, turned left into the path of an oncoming car at the intersection with KY 3094.
Investigators say the children in the minivan ranged in age from 16-months to ten years. Three of the children were critically injured, according to deputies.
The woman driving the other vehicle, 42-year old Rachel O’Neal, of London, suffered moderate injuries along with her two passengers, ages 11-and-14, according to deputies.