UPDATE: Driver, passenger killed in traffic crash identified

UPDATE POSTED 9:30 A.M. SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The victims in a double-fatality traffic accident Friday afternoon on Tates Creek Road in Richmond have been identified.

The driver was 39-year old Elizabeth Sparks, of Richmond, who was pronounced dead at the hospital from her injuries, according to Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison.

The passenger, 16-year-old Breanna Lee Cox, of Richmond, was pronounced dead at the scene, Cornelison said.

The two were not related but were friends, the coroner said.

The driver of the other vehicle, a pickup truck, was not seriously hurt.

The accident happened on Tates Creek Road about three miles from the city limits near the Hidden Pointe subdivision.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 7 P.M. FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were killed in a collision Friday afternoon in Richmond, according to the Madison County coroner.

Investigators say a vehicle collided with a pickup truck on Tates Creek Road around 3 p.m.

The coroner says the 39-year old woman driving the vehicle died from her injuries at the hospital. Her 16-year-old female passenger died at the scene, according to the coroner.

No names were immediately released.  The coroner says he doesn’t anticipate the names being released until Saturday at the earliest.

Investigators say the pickup truck driver wasn’t seriously hurt.

The deadly collision remains under investigation.

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