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Ky. 1680 Roadway Accident Takes Life Of Russell County Teenager

A single vehicle Kentucky car accident on Ky. 1680 has killed a 13 year old passenger. Matthew Merideth, age 13, of Russell County, Kentucky was a passenger in a 2001 Ford. The 18 year old driver of the Ford lost control of the vehicle in a curve of the roadway due to wet roadway conditions and hit a tree. This is a tragedy for all involved and serves a horrific lesson to driver to slow down when road conditions are wet. Kentucky law requires drivers to operate their vehicles safely, even in hazardous conditions. Drivers under Kentucky law owed a duty to others, including passengers, to operate their vehicles safely. That means under less than perfect weather conditions, slowing down so as to not loose control of the vehicle and cause injury to others. Information about the rights of persons injured or killed in Kentucky motor vehicle accidents can be found at the following links: (Kentucky Wrongful Death Rights) and (Kentucky Personal Injury & Accidents)