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Frankfort Road accident victim dies

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Crash due to brain aneurysm

By Lisa King

A Frankfort woman who had been in critical condition since being injured in a single-vehicle auto accident Wednesday has died. Clarice Agnes Barber Burch, 46, of Frankfort, died Saturday at the University of Louisville Hospital, where she had been airlifted following the accident late Wednesday afternoon. Burch had been traveling west into Shelbyville when she ran off the road and flipped her 2004 Toyota Camry in the vicinity of Clay Village. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows, who was investigating the crash,  said he did not know what caused Burch to run off the road. “We may never know the answer to that,” he said. “It wasn’t weather-related, and we don’t think alcohol or drugs were involved. There was nothing at the scene to indicate why she ran off the road.” But Burch’s daughter, Stephanie, said her mother lost control of her car because of an aneurysm that burst in her brain. “She had headaches and seizures for years, and she never did know what was wrong,” she said. Meadows said that when Burch lost control, her car started sliding sideways in the grass and struck the side of an asphalt driveway, causing the car to become airborne.  The Camry rolled 1 1/2 times before coming to rest on the its roof. Meadows said that Burch was ejected from the car.  Burch was a native of Franklin County, born on Christmas Day 1962. She was a machine operator at Buffalo Trace Distiller in Frankfort.   In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her husband, John Paul, two brothers, three sisters, and three grandchildren.

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Funeral services for Burch will be held at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home on Washington Street in Frankfort at 10 a.m. Thursday. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Peaks Mill Cemetery.