9-year-old girl dies nearly a week after she was injured in a Scott County crash

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A 9-year-old girl died Thursday, nearly a week after she was injured in an Oct. 8 crash in Scott County, the sheriff’s department said Friday.

Sophia Sturgill was treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after the crash that also killed Kristen Charron, 28, according to the Scott County sheriff’s office. Charron died Oct. 8 after she was taken to UK Hospital, according to her obituary.

Sturgill was the daughter of Charron’s “companion,” according to her obituary. Charron also was mom to daughter Madison.

“Kristin was an avid reader and loved Harry Potter,” her obituary said. “She loved her cats and the beach, but most of all, she loved her family. Kristin’s life was blessed and filled with love and joy from the life she shared with her daughter Madison and her companion Danny Sturgill and his daughter, Sophia.”

Two others, including a child, were injured in the crash.

According to the sheriff’s office, the accident occurred on Long Lick Pike between Glass Pike and Lloyd Road at approximately 8 a.m. Two vehicles collided head-on on a curve.

Sgt. Eddie Hart said a pickup truck driver told deputies he looked away from the road briefly and when he looked back up, he was in the wrong lane. He then tried to steer back into his lane, but due to slick road conditions, he continued to slide and hit the car carrying Charron and the two kids.

Charron was driving a four-door Chevy passenger car, Hart said. The two kids, including Sturgill, were sitting in the back seat.

The other child injured in the crash is now in stable condition and recovering, Hart said.

Hart said the driver’s inattention, wet roads and low visibility were factors in the crash.

The Scott County - Georgetown accident reconstruction unit was investigating the wreck.

Charron’s funeral is set for 2 pm Saturday at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home in Georgetown.

Woman dies after Scott County crash that also injured two children