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Police: Head-on crash kills 2 on KY-18 in Florence Wednesday

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 21:38:41-04

FLORENCE, Ky. — Two people have died following a head-on crash in Florence Wednesday evening.

Florence Police responded to the intersection of KY-18 and Ewing Blvd. at about 6 p.m. to find two vehicles that collided in front of Waffle House.

Police said for "unknown reasons," the driver of a Lexus SUV crossed into eastbound traffic and collided with a Chevy Equinox occupied by a driver and one passenger.

All three occupants involved were transported to UC Medical Center for serious injuries.

The driver of the Lexus, 43-year-old Brian J. Smith of Union, died of his injuries. The passenger in the Chevy, 70-year-old Mary Ann Smith of Burlington, was also pronounced dead at UCMC.

Police said the driver of the Chevy is being treated at UCMC for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Florence Police Accident Reconstruction Team will continue to investigate.