3 people were killed and 2 others injured in a suspected DUI crash on I-265.
Head-On Collision Involving Suspected Drunk Driver on I-265 Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured
Three people were killed and two others were hospitalized with serious injuries after police say a suspected drunk driver going the wrong way on I-265 caused a head-on collision.
Shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, several people called the police to report that a white KIA Sportage SUV was traveling the wrong way, going northbound in the southbound lanes of I-65. The car then turned onto I-265 going westbound in the eastbound lanes.
Two minutes after these initial reports, callers reported witnessing a head-on collision between the SUV and a white passenger car near the 5.4 mile-marker in Floyd County.
The KIA driver, 31-year-old Taylor Barefoot, was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries.
The driver of the white car, 21-year-old Taylor D. Cole, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in that vehicle, 22-year-old Leah Renee Onstott, was hospitalized at the University Hospital in Louisville, where she later died.
Two child passengers in the back seat of the white car were hospitalized at Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville. One of those minors – Cole’s son – later died. The other – Onstott’s son – is still hospitalized and his condition is unknown.
Investigators suspect that alcohol was a factor in this crash. An investigation is ongoing.