KSP: Bowling Green teen dies in head-on Bluegrass Parkway crash


Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 — A Bowling Green teenager died Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash that happened on the Bluegrass Parkway near its intersection with Interstate 65.

At 3:38 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle accident near the BG Parkway’s 0 mile marker east of Elizabethtown. According to a KSP press release, Conner Sheehan, 17, of Bowling Green was westbound on the parkway entering the parkway from I-65 when for unknown reasons, the 2006 Chevrolet HHR he was driving crossed the median, overturned, and struck an eastbound 2009 Ford Fusion head-on operated by Brenda Watkins, 57, of Lexington.

Connor Sheehan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner. Watkins was transported by Hardin County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

According to KSP, both drivers were wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor. The accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper/Reconstructionist Scott Rafferty.


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