Father killed in Nelson County Crash

Father killed in Nelson County Crash

NELSON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Monday morning's icy roads are to blame for a fatal crash in Bloomfield.

The incident happened in the 5000 block of Highway 1066 around 5:45 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

Family members identified the victim as William Douglas Cook, 37, of Bloomfield.

Brittany Cook explained that she and her husband left for work in separate cars Monday morning. Cook said she was 20 seconds behind her husband, going slow on Highway 1066 when she drove over a hill and started sliding. Cook braked, hit an embankment and flipped her vehicle. After climbing out the back of her car, she learned that her husband had crashed seconds before she did.

Cook said her husband's truck went into an embankment and hit some trees. Shortly after, another vehicle came up behind William Cook's truck and crashed into them.

Brittany Cook described the narrow roadway as a sheet of ice on Monday morning.

William Cook's 13-year-old son, who was in the vehicle when the crash happened, was not hurt. 

Kentucky State Police are investigating.

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