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1 dead after head-on collision in Boone County

Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 02, 2021

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. — One person is dead after a crash in Boone County.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office said a 2007 Ford Fusion driven by 69-year-old Sue Brossart crossed into another lane on U.S. 42, colliding head-on with a 2009 Toyota Highlander driven by 30-year-old Autumn Hopper of Verona, Ky.

Brossart, a Butler, Ky. native, was taken to St. Elizabeth in Florence — later dying from her injuries. Hopper was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The sheriff's office said a 5-year-old in Brossart's car also had minor injuries. A 6-year-old and 3-year-old in Hopper's car were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but officials said neither child had any reported injuries.

Officials do not believe intoxication or speed were contributing factors; however, the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.