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17-year-old killed, 3 injured in Hardin County crash

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According to police, just before 11:00 Sunday night, two cars crashed at the intersection of Deckard School Road and New Patriot Parkway in Hardin County. According to police, just before 11:00 Sunday night, two cars crashed at the intersection of Deckard School Road and New Patriot Parkway in Hardin County.
A truck flipped upside down and a red Mustang had to be cut open. A truck flipped upside down and a red Mustang had to be cut open.
Linda Norris Linda Norris

HARDIN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The morning after a 17-year-old girl was killed in a crash, beer cans were still scattered across an embankment off of Deckard School Road in Hardin County.

According to Kentucky State Police Sergeant Rex Allaman, around 10:15 p.m. Sunday Brianna Taylor, 17, was driving north on Patriot Parkway when two men in a red truck heading east on Deckard School Road slammed into her red mustang. The truck flipped and the Mustang had to be cut open at the intersection of Deckard School Road and New Patriot Parkway.  

Taylor was killed. Her 18-year-old passenger, Mickayla Harig, and the two men in the truck, twin brothers Michael Hilton and Anthony Hilton, 34, were taken to University of Louisville Hospital.

Linda Norris, who lives near the area where the accident happened, said the intersection where the crash occurred needs a traffic signal and street lights.

"This is a deadly intersection. At night, it's pitch black. You can see anything in the dark," she said.

Traffic message board warn drivers of what's ahead. When they arrive, there's just a two-way stop sign.

Norris said she warned county officials of the dangerous intersection, "Nobody listened to us in the meetings. Nobody wanted to make a change. It all costs money. What is the price of a child's life?"

Detectives wouldn't say which vehicle spilled the beer, but Sergeant Allaman said criminal charges may be forthcoming.

"There's always a possibility of charges pending. We have to confirm things ahead of time before any charges are brought forward," he said.

As neighbors forward this latest accident report to elected leaders.

Norris said she hopes the accident will cause elected leaders to make changes.

Monday she pleaded, "Neighbors, let's get together. Let's fight this. Let's fight this. Let's get a light at this intersection or get it barricaded off - whatever it takes to keep our kids safe."

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