Larry West, of Russell County, Kentucky, has been killed in an auto accident. His wife, Rebecca West, is in serious condition. Larry was pronounced dead at Westlake Hospital and his wife Rebecca was transported from Westlake to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Larry and Rebecca west were residents of Russell Springs, Kentucky.
The West’s vehicle was traveling south on KY 55 when it was struck by a vehicle driven by Charles Caldwell of Greensburg. The crash caused the West’s vehicle to overturn several times. Caldwell was also treated for injuries and released from Westlake Hospital.
All initial indications point to fault on Caldwell’s part, but the accident is still under investigation. In cases like this, which involve a death and such serious injuries, the West family will likely have both personal injury claims against Caldwell and a potential wrongful death claim related to Larry West.