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Separate crashes claim 2 lives

Two people died last week from injuries suffered in two separate crashes.
Nicholas Decker, 19, of Corydon died Wednesday, July 6, from injuries sustained earlier in the day.
Decker was driving north on Ky. 79, returning home after visiting his mother in Rough River, Ky., when his car plunged into an embankment.
The car flipped multiple times, throwing both Decker and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Christina Kennon, from the car, according to Jo-Ann Farmer, chief deputy coroner for Jefferson County, Ky.
Neither Decker nor Kennon was wearing a seat belt, officials said.
Decker and Kennon were flown to University Hospital in Louisville, where Decker was pronounced dead at about 6 p.m.
Since the crash, Kennon has undergone several surgeries, including having a halo placed in her hip. Additional surgeries are expected. Her family asks that Kennon be kept in people’s prayers and they urge everyone to wear their seat belt.
Decker’s funeral was Sunday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
On Thursday, an 84-year-old Leavenworth woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash near Milltown.
Evelynn H. Williams was riding in a van driven by her daughter, Tina DeWeese, also of Leavenworth, when the crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m.
According to a crash report from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, DeWeese was driving a 1994 Chevrolet van east on Main Street. She told police she was talking to her mother, who was in the back of the van, about replacing roses in a garden. As DeWeese approached Miller’s Greenhouse, the driver looked to her left to see if the nursery was open or had roses for sale.
‘When she looked to her left, (the van) ran off the right side of the road, across a ditch and head-on into trees alongside of the road,’ according to the crash report.
Both DeWeese and another passenger in the van, Tammy DeWeese, also of Leavenworth, were able to get out of the van, while Williams had to be extracted from the vehicle by members of the Milltown Volunteer Fire Department. Williams was transported to Harrison County Hospital by Crawford County EMS with CPR being done in the process. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Tina DeWeese complained of neck pain, and Tammy DeWeese had minor facial bleeding.
All three women were wearing their seat belt, according to police.