Staff Report

Two Leitchfield residents were injured in a Sunday evening crash in Hardin County that claimed the lives of two other individuals.

On Sunday, Nov. 12, at approximately 7 p.m. EDST, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) received a call regarding a two-vehicle accident in the 8000 block of U.S. 31-W (South Dixie Highway), according to a KSP news release.

Leading up to the crash, 23-year-old Dakota Shane Reynolds, of Elizabethtown, and passenger April Marie Bryant, 20, of Radcliff, were traveling South on U.S. 31-W in a 1997 Toyota Tercel, the release states.

At the same time, 26-year-old Magen Ilene Heath and passenger Ryan Joseph Heath, 26, of Leitchfield, were traveling north on 31-W in a 2008 Ford Edge.

For unknown reasons, the vehicle driven by Reynolds spun out and entered the northbound lane, causing the vehicle driven by Magen Heath to strike the passenger side of Reynolds' vehicle, according to the release.

Reynolds and Bryant were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office.

Magen Heath and Ryan Heath were both transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and later released.

The accident is still under investigation by Trooper/Reconstructionist Bryan Washer.