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Driver Killed in Verona Crash

VERONA, Ky. (Marc Juszak) -- A Northern Kentucky man was killed in a late-night auto accident that also sent two passengers to area hospitals.

The crash happened at approximately 10p.m. in the 14000 block of Walton Verona Road (KY-16) in Verona, Kentucky,

Christopher Peace, 29 of Verona, lost control of the 2012 Fiat 500 he was driving near Stephenson Mill Road, and his car left the roadway at a high rate of speed. It flipped,  struck a tree, and came to rest upside down in a ditch. 

Peace was pronounced at the scene. 

Two passengers, Jonathan Huston, 31 of Covington, Kentucky and Peace's son, Travis Peace, 7 also of Verona, were air-lifted to University Hospital Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio respectively. Huston was reported to suffer from life-threatening injuries and Travis with non life-threatening injuries.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision.  Speed and perhaps alcohol involvement are suspected contributing factors. 

Anyone with information concerning the collision is asked to notify the Boone County Sheriff's Office at (859) 334-2175.



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