Georgetown teen dies in single-car crash
A Georgetown teenager died Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2007, from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.
Kenneth Lee Shopher Alexander Jr., 19, was traveling on Baylor-Wisman Road when he lost control of his vehicle, according to police.
Alexander’s vehicle struck two trees and overturned, police said.
The teenager was taken to University Hospital in Louisville where he died at 5:12 a.m. following surgery, according to Jefferson County, Ky., Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold.
Arnold said he died of multiple blunt force trauma.
According to police, Alexander was not wearing a seat belt.
Alexander was born Oct. 18, 1988, in Louisville.
He was a 2007 graduate of Floyd Central High School and a welder at Pharmaceutical Vessel Engineering in Sellersburg.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Chrystal Shopher Whitson and Phillip D. Whitson II of Georgetown; his father, Kenneth Alexander of Louisville; two sisters, Morgan and Leigha Whitson, both of Georgetown; and his grandparents, Joyce and Bernard Shopher, Phillip Whitson and Sara House, all of Salem, Katherine Lawson of Louisville and Ruby Alexander.
Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Friday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by private burial.