Crash on Weaver Road near Florence leaves 1 dead, several hurt

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 09:15:38-04

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. -- A crash near Florence killed one person and left three more in critical condition Friday night.

Amber Wesley, 31 of Independence, was driving a Mercury Villager minivan west on Weaver Road at about 7 p.m., according to sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben.

She turned left onto Sam Neace Road in front of a Ford pickup truck, Scheben said.

Wesley's front-seat passenger -- Cheryl Jeffers, 50, of Williamstown -- was killed.

Wesley and two more passengers -- Jason Wesley Jr., 2, of Independence, and Christina Jeffers, 17, of Williamstown -- were hospitalized in critical but stable condition, Scheben said.

The pickup's driver and passenger -- Walton residents Scott Turner, 46, and Jacklynn Turner, 14 -- had minor injuries, Scheben said.

Witnesses said both drivers had a green light, Scheben said

The Boone County Sheriff's Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating.