wreck in graves county
oh my

Owensboro, KY

#21 Dec 6, 2012
seriously wrote:
she pulled out in front of him andhe had no where to go.. probably,
just hope the family doesnt blame the truck driver not his fault she pulled out in front but probably a lawsuit against him or his company that will be said because she wasnt paying attention very sad situation but dont blame the trucker!!!!!
You better back off that family is the most loving family! That child loved The Lord as does her family I bet they are lifting the driver up in their prayers as I type this
highway 121

United States

#22 Dec 6, 2012
Stating Facts wrote:
All of you are harping on the trucks running 55 and they should driver slower. How many of you professional drivers have passed these log trucks. Yes, tragic accident. Don't blame it all on the Log Truck. The driver did everything he could to avoid the accident. Remember his family may suffer too. He may never be able to get behind the wheel to drive again. Yes, she pulled into his path of this trucker, a very unfortunate accident. You should realize that you can't pull out and expect them to stop. I've seen a lot more wreck-less drivers on this stretch of road than the log trucks. I was run off the road recently not far from the accident site by some school kids. They passed and was in my lane, they thought it was apparently funny, I took the ditch and they didn't even stop. She was pulling out of key bottom road going toward town and the log truck was north bound going to Wickliffe. She SHOULD have seen him. Like I said, very tragic and prayers to the families involved including the truck driver.
**I am in no way blaming the truck driver or truck drivers in general.**

I am sorry this driver was in this accident because it is something he has got to live with for the rest of his life and I am sorry for him and his family because of that. The teenager should not be blamed either because I am sure she did not intentially pull into the path of a log truck!!! I have lived very near this accident site for nearly 50 years. I know a loaded log truck is nothing to toy with! Even an unloaded truck is nothing to toy with. Some of them do go too fast. Maybe not this one, but some do. It is a fact that there are NUMEROUS school buses, teenagers, moms and dads, and teachers and staff on 121 every day along with people headed to work at the same time. You have Lowes Elementary and the Mennonite school five miles in one direction plus Central Elementary, Graves High and Middle Schools five miles in the other direction and hill after hill after hill. All of those people are in a hurry to get to where they need to be. You mix in SEVERAL loaded log trucks (and other semis) and you have an even worse daily recipe for disaster. I understand that the people hauling logs have a job to do. However, it would not be the end of the world if they were to stay off of 121 for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. Highway 121 North is just dangerous! I started to buy a house right there close to the scene of this accident a couple years ago. The day I went to look at it I heard several log trucks whiz by just the short time I was there! I decided I didn't want to live there and possibly have one of them run clean through my house someday.

I am done, we should not even be discussing this right now. Please, please, please everybody be careful! I am praying for ALL involved. May God heal this child and heal the hearts and minds of ALL involved in any way. And may God especially comfort the family of these two girls along with their friends. May God Almighty have mercy on all involved.
Hmm

Benton, KY

#23 Dec 6, 2012
highway 121 wrote:
I really hate this, so sad. My very deepest sympathy to the family and friends.
Please everybody, give all those log trucks A LOT OF ROOM!!! They can not stop easy at all. I do believe there should be a reduced speed limit for them, especially on 121. It sounds drastic but really they shouldn't even be allowed on the road around here during the same time we are trying to get kids to and from school. Several years ago another child died in an early morning collision witth a log truck on 121.
I'm sorry for the truck driver too.:( Again, my very deepest sympathy to the friends and especially to the family.:(
Hellooo, she pulled out in front of him. She was probably texting and not paying attention.
highway 121

United States

#24 Dec 6, 2012
oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
You better back off that family is the most loving family! That child loved The Lord as does her family I bet they are lifting the driver up in their prayers as I type this
I am so glad to hear you say that this girl loved the Lord!!! Thank God!
highway 121

United States

#25 Dec 6, 2012
I just saw the parents on channel 6 news at 10:00. Praise God this girl was a Christian! Her mom and dad know that they will see her again and they can have deep comfort in that. Kim Fortner's life is going to be a testimony to MANY!!!
highway 121

United States

#26 Dec 6, 2012
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Hellooo, she pulled out in front of him. She was probably texting and not paying attention.
You know what? If I were you I would be very careful with my mouth because God Almighty might just show you how ACCIDENTS happen. You have no doubt got to be one messed up individual to say something like that at a time like this. God help you.
Hmm

Benton, KY

#27 Dec 6, 2012
highway 121 wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what? If I were you I would be very careful with my mouth because God Almighty might just show you how ACCIDENTS happen. You have no doubt got to be one messed up individual to say something like that at a time like this. God help you.
You are blaming the truck driver. It was not his fault. God Almighty may just show you how blaming an innocent truck driver may come back at you. He and his family has to live with this the rest of their lives also, and he was NOT at fault. God help you!!!!!
Saddened

Murray, KY

#28 Dec 6, 2012
The crash occurred just after 7:30 this morning at the intersection of KY 121 and Key Bottom Road. Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says the crash happened when a car pulled into the path of the log truck.

The driver of the car, 17-year-old Kim Fortner, was pronounced dead at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. She was a junior at Graves County High School.

The passenger, 14-year-old Julia Fortner, was also taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center and is in stable condition. She is a freshman at GCHS.

The driver of the log truck, Joe Thompson, was not injured.
verysad

Trenton, TN

#29 Dec 7, 2012
I feel for all involved, family of the girl that passed away, her friends, and the driver. As a person in the transportation industry, I can assure you the man operating that truck is heart broken. He will spend the rest of his life wondering what if?!?!?! Everyone is always eager to blame the trucker, but there would be nothing on the store shelves without drivers to haul them. Please pray for him too because he will spend the rest of his life struggling with this.
So sad

Benton, KY

#30 Dec 7, 2012
highway 121 wrote:
<quoted text>
**I am in no way blaming the truck driver or truck drivers in general.**
I am sorry this driver was in this accident because it is something he has got to live with for the rest of his life and I am sorry for him and his family because of that. The teenager should not be blamed either because I am sure she did not intentially pull into the path of a log truck!!! I have lived very near this accident site for nearly 50 years. I know a loaded log truck is nothing to toy with! Even an unloaded truck is nothing to toy with. Some of them do go too fast. Maybe not this one, but some do. It is a fact that there are NUMEROUS school buses, teenagers, moms and dads, and teachers and staff on 121 every day along with people headed to work at the same time. You have Lowes Elementary and the Mennonite school five miles in one direction plus Central Elementary, Graves High and Middle Schools five miles in the other direction and hill after hill after hill. All of those people are in a hurry to get to where they need to be. You mix in SEVERAL loaded log trucks (and other semis) and you have an even worse daily recipe for disaster. I understand that the people hauling logs have a job to do. However, it would not be the end of the world if they were to stay off of 121 for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. Highway 121 North is just dangerous! I started to buy a house right there close to the scene of this accident a couple years ago. The day I went to look at it I heard several log trucks whiz by just the short time I was there! I decided I didn't want to live there and possibly have one of them run clean through my house someday.
I am done, we should not even be discussing this right now. Please, please, please everybody be careful! I am praying for ALL involved. May God heal this child and heal the hearts and minds of ALL involved in any way. And may God especially comfort the family of these two girls along with their friends. May God Almighty have mercy on all involved.
Are you serious? What kind of an unrealistic world do you live in? You want to keep truck drivers off of 121 an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon because students and school staff use that road. You could not have said anything more stupid. There are millions of schools in the US, staff and students that attend them. Do you want to keep truckers off all of these roads an hour twice a day? She could have pulled into the path of a school bus. Would you then have wanted to keep busses off of the road? It really pisses me off that you could be so stupid!
pay attention

Paducah, KY

#31 Dec 7, 2012
Probably texting and driving and even though it's a sad situation but maybe this will be an eye opener for people. I feel bad for the trucker because now his life is being impacted and because of no fault to him.
austin

Boaz, KY

#32 Dec 7, 2012
pay attention wrote:
Probably texting and driving and even though it's a sad situation but maybe this will be an eye opener for people. I feel bad for the trucker because now his life is being impacted and because of no fault to him.
If a teenager is involved in a crash why is it always automaticaly their fault and they are accused of texting and driving?

RIP Kim
amazed

Chicago, IL

#33 Dec 7, 2012
I think every single day I am more and more amazed at how hateful and uncaring people really are. Everywhere you look there are hateful people. No matter the situation people feel like they have the right to be cruel. They have no feeling for anyone. What is this world coming to? How much worse is it going to get? Some people do not care about anybody. You would think they were raised by a pack of dogs. I imagine they treat their own family awful too. Really very, very sad.
oh my

Owensboro, KY

#34 Dec 7, 2012
pay attention wrote:
Probably texting and driving and even though it's a sad situation but maybe this will be an eye opener for people. I feel bad for the trucker because now his life is being impacted and because of no fault to him.
Shame on you for saying that why can't everybody leave this alone she is loved and he is loved and all will have to deal with this through no fault of their own
My my

Benton, KY

#35 Dec 9, 2012
Too sad. I feel for all involved. The truth is, one would have to be severely distracted to pull into the path of a log truck and unfortunately she was probably texting and not paying attention. This happens way too often.
Duh

Benton, KY

#36 Dec 9, 2012
austin wrote:
<quoted text>If a teenager is involved in a crash why is it always automaticaly their fault and they are accused of texting and driving?
RIP Kim
Because they are usually texting and driving!
local

Wonder Lake, IL

#37 Dec 9, 2012
My my wrote:
Too sad. I feel for all involved. The truth is, one would have to be severely distracted to pull into the path of a log truck and unfortunately she was probably texting and not paying attention. This happens way too often.
Let me tell all of you something. I live out here close to this wreck site. It would be very easy to pull out in front of somebody out in this area and yes, especially right there at that intersection. I have nearly done that myself several times. If you are pulling out from Key Bottom side it is easy for somebody coming from your left to be right on you before you know it. You look left, then right and if some little something to the right distracts you for just a couple seconds, then as you look back left AND ALMOST PULL OUT somebody has topped that hill and is right on you. I'm NOT saying the log truck driver was speeding, but if somebody is speeding coming over that hill it is like one second they are not there and the next second they are right on you.
You damn people on here talking this crap about this poor girl need somebody to slap the hell out of you. You get on a damn computer and feel that it is okay to say whatever you feel like saying in any situation with NO REGARD FOR ANYBODY'S FEELINGS! I wouldn't wish it on you but you deserve some grief in your own life then let people talk crap and see how it makes you feel! Are you people REALLY that lowdown and heartless, really? AMAZING!
Duh

Benton, KY

#38 Dec 10, 2012
local wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me tell all of you something. I live out here close to this wreck site. It would be very easy to pull out in front of somebody out in this area and yes, especially right there at that intersection. I have nearly done that myself several times. If you are pulling out from Key Bottom side it is easy for somebody coming from your left to be right on you before you know it. You look left, then right and if some little something to the right distracts you for just a couple seconds, then as you look back left AND ALMOST PULL OUT somebody has topped that hill and is right on you. I'm NOT saying the log truck driver was speeding, but if somebody is speeding coming over that hill it is like one second they are not there and the next second they are right on you.
You damn people on here talking this crap about this poor girl need somebody to slap the hell out of you. You get on a damn computer and feel that it is okay to say whatever you feel like saying in any situation with NO REGARD FOR ANYBODY'S FEELINGS! I wouldn't wish it on you but you deserve some grief in your own life then let people talk crap and see how it makes you feel! Are you people REALLY that lowdown and heartless, really? AMAZING!
Again, it was not the truck drivers fault. We are sorry a young girl lost her life but blaming the truck driver won't change things. She was at fault. Sad but true!
local

Lisle, IL

#39 Dec 10, 2012
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, it was not the truck drivers fault. We are sorry a young girl lost her life but blaming the truck driver won't change things. She was at fault. Sad but true!
You must have flunked reading comprehension. I have read all of these posts and NOBODY has blamed the truck drive.
oh my

Owensboro, KY

#40 Dec 10, 2012
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>Again, it was not the truck drivers fault. We are sorry a young girl lost her life but blaming the truck driver won't change things. She was at fault. Sad but true!
Duh I am sure that the truck driver was going the speed limit he patiently waited about 45 minutes to get through the high school traffic and central elementary not including all the traffic on 121 bypass and he put his cruise control on 55 and headed to wickliffe

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