11-Year-Old Passes Away In Mercer County Crash

11-Year-Old Passes Away In Mercer County Crash

State troopers in Richmond said a collision in Mercer County left an 11-year-old boy dead Sunday.

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that happened just before noon Sunday in Mercer County.

Troopers said the initial investigation has revealed that Misty Yeager, 39 years old of Williamsburg, KY was traveling west on Perryville Road (Highway 68) in a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon. 

They said Yeager lost control of her vehicle causing her to cross the center line and collide with a 2004 Chevrolet truck.  The passenger in the Hyundai, an 11-year-old boy, died at the scene as a result of his injuries from the collision.

Misty Yeager was transported to Ephriam McDowell Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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