Bardstown, Ky. (May 4, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Bardstown early Tuesday morning. On May 4, 2021 at approximately 3:59 A.M., KSP Post 4 received a call from the Bardstown Police Department requesting assistance in investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision on Highway 245, near Spencer-Mattingly Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Draven Greenwell, age 18 of Bloomfield, was traveling north on Highway 245 in a 2006 Toyota Matrix passenger car. For unknown reasons, Greenwell’s vehicle crossed the center line and into the southbound lane where it struck a commercial tractor trailer head on; driven by Rodney Rainwater, age 56 of Somerset.
Greenwell was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Rainwater was not injured. A portion of Highway 245 was closed for several hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.
KSP Post 4 was assisted at the scene by the Bardstown Police Department, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Fire Department and the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. The collision is still under investigation by reconstructionist Detective Bryan Washer.