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Vehicle drives over embankment in creek at Carter Caves; mother, father, 4 year old murdered

Vehicle drives over embankment in creek at Carter Caves;  mother, father, 4 year old murdered

CARTER COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) — An accident that ended with a vehicle on its roof in a creek killed a mother, father and their 4-year-old son over the weekend, according to Carter County coroner William Waddell.

The accident happened near Carter Caves State Resort Park.

According to the coroner, the family planned to spend the night with friends in Carter Caves before returning home to Beaver Creek, Ohio after a vacation in Virginia Beach.

The coroner says the father, 41, who was driving, missed the entrance to the state resort park, but when he tried to back up, went over an embankment into a creek. The car ended up upside down in the creek, officials said.

The father, mother, 39, and their four-year-old son were all killed in the crash.

The couple’s other son, an 11-year-old boy, managed to get out of the vehicle and alert a park ranger for help.

The 11-year-old suffered minor injuries, the coroner said.

Officials report that everyone in the vehicle was wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

The coroner says all bodies have been sent to the coroner’s office in Frankfort.

No further information has been released at this time.

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