November 25,2010 at approximately 4:30 pm, Oldham County Police
responded to an injury motor vehicle collision involving two passenger
vehicles on the south bound side of Interstate 71, north of the 14 mile
A 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling north bound on Interstate 71
by Robert P. Kane, age 33, from the 4100 block of Grimes Cove, Buckner,
Kentucky. Mr. Kane's 5 year old daughter was a passenger in the
vehicle. Kane lost control of his vehicle traveling across the median
into the south bound traffic lanes of Interstate 71. Kane's vehicle
struck a 2000 Nissan Altima in the south bound lane driven by Adrian L.
Hightower, age 19 of the 4200 block of Graft Drive, Louisville,
Kentucky. 17 year old Madeline Thomas, of the 3000 Don Dee Drive, Louisville,
Kentucky, was a passenger in the Hightower vehicle.
Kane was not properly restrained in his vehicle.
Hightower and Thomas were properly restrained by seatbelts and
had to be extricated by South Oldham Fire and Rescue from their vehicle.
Hightower, Thomas and Kane received serious injuries from the
collision and were transported to University of Louisville Hospital by
Oldham County EMS. At approximately 8:20 Friday morning, November
26, 2010, Hightower passed away as
a result of the his injuries. Thomas was passed away as a result
of her injuries on Friday, November 26, 2010 around 2:00 pm. The severity of Kane's daughter's injuries were
undetermined and she was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital by
Alcohol may be a factor in the collision.
Interstate 71 south bound at the collision scene was closed for
approximately two and half hours.
The collision remains under investigation.
Should anyone have information regarding this traffic collision they are
asked to contact the Oldham County Police at (502) 222-0111.