UPDATE: GoFundMe set up to help with funeral costs for 8-year old car crash victim

Ritter Polston was killed in a single-car crash on Tuesday in Lexington

Update from April 21, 2022:

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – A GoFundMe has been set-up to help pay funeral expenses for an 8-year old Woodford County boy who died in a single-car crash on Tuesday in Fayette County.

The $10,000 fund goal for Ritter Polston has already been surpassed.

Woodford County Public Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins says grief counselors remain at Huntertown Elementary School where Polston was a student.

To view the GoFundMe page, click here.


Update from April 20, 2022:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – One of the three victims in a single-car crash Tuesday in Lexington has died from his injuries.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 8-year old Ritter Polston, a student at Huntertown Elementary School in Woodford County.

The coroner’s report says the little boy died at UK Hospital at 5:25 p.m. from traumatic injuries to his torso and head.  The death was ruled an accident by the coroner.

The superintendent of Woodford County Public Schools says grief counselors were at the elementary school on Wednesday and will remain there as long as they are needed.

The school system says the other two people who were in the car are also students.  No names or ages have been released.

Lexington Police say the driver of the car went off Parkers Mill Road at Dedman Lane and hit a tree.  Police say the two survivors suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Lexington Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU).


Original story below from April 19, 2022:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three people were hurt, one of them seriously, in a single-car crash on Parkers Mill Road at Dedman Lane in Lexington on Tuesday afternoon, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say the accident happened around 4:40 p.m. when the car went off the road and hit a tree.

All three people in the car were taken to the hospital.  No names, ages or any other information was released on the victims by police.

The Lexington Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) was called to the scene to investigate the cause of the crash.

Parkers Mill Road between Versailles Road and Man O’ War Boulevard was shutdown into the evening while the CRU conducted its investigation.  The road was reopened around 7:20 p.m., according to Lexington Police.


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