EARLIER: Shelby man dies in crash in Spencer

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He is second fatality in as many days involving Shelby resident.

By Lisa King

A second Shelby County resident in less than a week has been involved in a fatal car crash.

Demond E. Board, 34, of Shelbyville, was killed Friday afternoon in Spencer County in a head-on collision that sent five people to the hospital.

The night before that, Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville was killed in an accident on I-64.

In Friday's crash, Board was traveling northbound on Ky. 55 in Spencer County, when he crossed the center line, striking a 2003 Suburban driven by Gerry R. Boston, 46 of Louisville, Kentucky State Police reported.

Boston and his wife, Tammy, and their three children, ages 4, 10 and 12, were transported to two different hospitals, the adults to the University of Louisville and the children were taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital.

The extent of their injuries is unknown, but on Monday both Bostons were listed in fair condition at U of L. The names and conditions of the children are not known because they are juveniles.

Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said that firefighters had to extricate the occupants of both vehicles.

"The extrications took only about 20 minutes, but the road was shut down for about three hours," he said.

The accident happened at 12:48 p.m.

Nation said everyone involved was wearing a seat belt, which was very fortunate because the Bostons' SUV overturned, he added.

Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert pronounced Board dead at the scene at 1 p.m. He said that the cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma and head injuries.

Neither alcohol nor drugs is suspected as a factor in the crash although toxicology results are not yet completed, Hilbert said.

He added that although it is not known why Board crossed the centerline, but he said he thinks it was just an error in driver judgment.

"I think he probably just overcorrected when he was trying to switch lanes," he said.