Two die in Highway 245 wreck

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 COX’S CREEK – On Saturday, May 18, at approximately 10 p.m., KSP Post 4 Troopers responded to a fatality crash on KY 245 approximately six miles north of Cox’s Creek in Nelson County. 

The investigation revealed that a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta driven by 22-year-old Amaris E. Blair from Cox’s Creek, KY was northbound on KY 245. 

A 2005 Chevrolet Pickup with a single car-haul trailer attached was southbound on Highway 245.  The pickup was driven by 37-year-old Christopher C. Greer of Bardstown. 

The Volkswagen Jetta lost control and spun into the path of the truck. 

The truck struck the Jetta in the passenger door.  Both vehicles came to final rest stuck together on the southbound side emergency lane. 

Amaris Blair was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner. 

Her passenger, 23-year-old Jonathan Blair of Cox’s Creek, was also pronounced dead at the scene. 

They were brother and sister.

Christopher Greer and his two passengers, 64-year-old Ronald B. Greer and a 7-year-old, both from Bardstown, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Flaget Hospital and later to University Hospital in Louisville. 

Toxicology results are pending on both drivers.  Tpr. John Adams is conducting the ongoing investigation.


A joint funeral will be held at Noon on Thursday, May 23, at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville with burial in Mount Eden Cemetery.

Jonathan Isaiah Blair, 23, and his sister, Amaris Eva Blair, 22, both of Cox’s Creek, were members of Calvary Holiness Church.

They were preceded in death by their cousin, Travis Hall.

They are survived by a wife and sister-in-law, Lindseay Via Blair; son and nephew, Isaiah Jordan Blair; parents, Donald Kirby and Deborah Hodges Blair; sister, Jessica Simmons; brothers, Joshua Hodges and Shawn Neidlow; grandparents, Naomi Hodges, Joan Coy, Charlie Hodges and Alma Hodges.

Visitation will be from Noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.