4 killed in Cold Spring crash related to family who died in October head-on collision
BROOKSVILLE, KY. (WKRC) – Five lives ended in an instant on Tuesday afternoon.
In one car, a family of four with two babies under the age of two. In the other car, a 74-year-old woman, who was pronounced dead at the crash site, and her 83-year-old husband, who is still fighting for his life at the hospital.
Shortly after the crash, Peggy Pollitt got a phone call from her son. The call still haunts Pollitt a day later.
“He said Brandon and Taylor and the kids were killed in a car crash on [US]27,” said Pollitt.
22-year-old Taylor Koch is the biological daughter of Pollitt. Koch’s fiancé, 23-year-old Brandon Lawson, was driving the car and the kids were in the back seat. Brendan was 21-months-old, Isabella was just six-months-old.
Koch grew up with her adopted family. Pollitt says that, four years ago, Koch sought out and found her biological family that included an older sister named Tiffany.
“She’s special, we were just reunited with her in 2013,” said Tiffany Pollitt. “We got pretty close, I never thought I would see that day and finally she came home but I just didn’t’ think it would end this quick.”
Sadly, this is not the first time numerous members of the family have been killed in a car crash.
Last October, Rodney Pollitt, his girlfriend Samantha Malohn, and their three children Hailieann, Brenden and Cailie Pollitt, who were 9, 8 and 6, respectively, were killed in a head-on crash.
Rodney Pollitt’s father and Taylor Koch’s biological mother are cousins.
“Our family has been through a lot of loss here lately, it’s really hard,” said Lisa Pollitt, Taylor’s aunt.
Funeral arrangements are being finalized.
Cold Spring Police are doing toxicology tests and checking to see if Brandon Lawson had a medical problem. Police say speed did not play a role in the crash.