South Oldham student killed in car crash

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By Amanda Manning

 A South Oldham High School (SOHS) student was killed in a one-vehicle accident April 18. 

 The crash happened at the 5700 block of Old La Grange Road at approximately 11:20 a.m., where police say the driver lost control of his vehicle.

18-year-old Hunter Hardin was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Hardin, a former resident of Mount Washington, was a senior at SOHS who also attended Jefferson Community and Technical College. 

SOHS held a moment of silence for the young man April 19. 

 “Initial investigation shows the operator was traveling westbound when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the southern side of the roadway,” according to an Oldham County Police Department press release.

Police say that speed may have also been a factor in the crash.

Oldham County resident Melanie Logsdon commented on the Era’s Facebook page that she and her husband were the ones who called 911.

“I prayed at the scene that God was holding him in his arms and prayed for his parents that would soon hear the worst news of their life. If his parents read this, please know that he was prayed for and our heart is breaking for you.”

Hardin’s father, Travis Hardin later thanked Logsdon “from the bottom of his heart” on that post.

The Oldham County Police Department, the South Oldham Fire Department and Oldham County EMS responded to the scene.

 The collision remains under investigation by the Oldham County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Hardin is survived by his parents, Terra and Travis Nichter, Travis Hardin and Angela Sturgeon, his brother, Michael Travis Hardin, grandparents, Mary and Don Curtsinger, Judy and John O’Keefe and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service was held April 23 in Mount Washington. 


This story has been updated.