1 dead, 2 injured after Denny's sign falls on car in Kentucky

The sign fell and crushed an occupied car in Elizabethtown, an official said.

January 20, 2023, 10:35 AM

One person has died and two others were injured after a Denny's sign fell and crushed a car in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, officials said.

The sign fell on an occupied car at the chain restaurant on Thursday, Elizabethtown public affairs officer Chris Denham told ABC News.

Officials received a call at around 1:30 p.m. about the incident, and the Hardin County EMS and fire department responded to the scene, he said.

PHOTO: A Denny's sign fell in Elizabethtown, Ky., on Jan. 19, 2023.
A Denny's sign fell in Elizabethtown, Ky., on Jan. 19, 2023.
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Two victims were taken to Baptist Health Hardin hospital, and a 72-year-old woman with more severe injuries was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries, Denham said.

The other victims are being treated at Baptist Health Hardin.

It's unknown what caused the sign to fall. The investigation is ongoing and in its early stages, Denham said.

"Denny's is aware of the incident that took place at our Elizabethtown location on Thursday," a spokesperson said via email. "Safety is our top priority, and we are working with the authorities to better understand what led to this situation. Our thoughts are with all of those involved."

ABC News' Okelo Pena contributed to this report.

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