The local emergency services community is rallying around Greenup County, Kentucky Paramedic Matt Stevens, after he responded to a deadly crash that claimed the life of his wife and 5-year-old daughter Monday night. WSAZ reported that the crash along the Northwestern Kentucky Industrial Parkway at about 10:25 p.m. involving two vehicles caused the deaths of 31-year-old Stephanie Stevens and daughter Kylie. The driver of the other vehicle involved was in critical condition. Both victims died at area hospitals.
Mike Stevens was previously with Southeast Ohio EMS, according to his Facebook page. He is originally from South Point, Ohio. He has been with Greenup County EMS since 2009. The couple have been married since 2007. Mike’s father, Richard, died in November. He was a 52-year veteran of the fire service in Lavalette, WV and the South Point, Ohio Fire Department where he served as Chief for 24 years. Richard was also a past officer of the Lawrence County Fire Chiefs Association. His sister, Debbie, is also involved in the fire service.
Preston Family Funeral Home is handling their funeral arrangements, according to The Daily Independent.
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By Lana Bellamy, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.
Jan. 29 — ARGILLITE — A mother and her 5-year-old daughter were killed and a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on the Northeastern Kentucky Industrial Parkway.
The Greenup County Sheriff’s Department identified the two who were killed as Stephanie Wells, 31, of Ashland, and her daughter, Kylie Stevens.
The injured man was identified as Corey Johnson, 32, of Grayson.
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The accident occurred about 10:25 p.m. near the Ky. 207 interchange of the industrial parkway, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. Johnson was in one vehicle; Wells and her daughter in the other.
Wells was taken to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Kylie was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital, where she later died of her injuries, the sheriff’s department said.
Johnson also was flown to Cabell Huntington, where the sheriff’s department said he was listed in serious condition.
The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s department.
Wells and Stephens were the wife and daughter of Mike Stevens, a Greenup County Emergency Medical Services paramedic. Preston Family Funeral Home is handling their funeral arrangements.
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