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Two separate vehicle accidents last week resulted in the death of two Marion County natives.
On Thursday, Benedict Joseph "Benny" Ballard, 72, was killed in a collision with a garbage truck in Nelson County.
Ballard was traveling north on KY 49 near Hall-Simpson Lane at about 10:45 a.m. when his 2002 Dodge 1500 came over a hill and was unable to stop in time, rear-ending a Nelson County Waste Management Truck that was traveling slowly on the road.
Nelson County EMS, New Hope Fire Department and Nelson County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.
Nelson County Assistant Coroner Sonny Greenwell pronounced Ballard dead at the scene.
Ballard lived in Bardstown but was a Holy Cross native and has several family members who live in Marion County. His funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross. He was buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery. For a full obituary, see page A4.
Friday accident kills Lebanon native Carla Haynes, the daughter of Dr. Brian and Lorraine Scott of Lebanon, was killed Friday in a two-vehicle accident in Meade County.
According to a report from the Meade County Sheriff's Department, at 5:44 p.m. Haynes, 26, was driving southbound on 31W, at the top of Muldraugh Hill, when her 2007 Ford Fusion left the road and struck a guardrail. The vehicle came back onto the southbound lanes and then ran off the road again. The vehicle struck a guardrail a second time and then crossed the southbound lane and entered into the northbound lanes, where it was struck by a 2008 Ford Focus driven by 24-year-old Crystal Easterling of Radcliff.
Meade County Coroner Billy Adams pronounced Haynes dead at the scene.
Easterling was treated at the scene by Meade County EMS and then transported to University Hospital in Louisville by Life Net Air Ambulance. Easterling suffered multiple injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.
Haynes' funeral was held Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at Bosley Funeral Home. Haynes was buried in Guston, Ky.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a college trust fund for Haynes' son, Beckett, care of Citizens National Bank in Lebanon.
A full obituary will appear in next week's Enterprise. Wreck injures Lebanon woman
A Lebanon woman was injured during a collision on Arbuckle Road Monday when her vehicle overturned in a creek, but a 4-year-old passenger was unharmed, according to a report by the Kentucky State Police.
The accident occurred at 2:25 p.m., three miles north of Bradfordsville on Arbuckle Road, police said.
Katrinka Purdom, 31, of Lebanon was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer when she lost control and ran off the roadway, overturning in a creek.
Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad, the Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police responded to the scene.
Purdom was treated and released at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. A passenger, Victoria Purdom, 4, of Lebanon was not injured. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.
The scene was cleared at 3:43 p.m.