Lillian Curtis, 72, and Lloyd Curtis, 77, killed and one man injured when large restaurant sign falls and crushes car in windy conditions on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Modified Date: 
Tue, 01/24/2023 - 7:23pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023

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

According to police, around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, the sign for Denny's on N. Mulberry Street fell on top of a car.

Kentucky woman killed, 2 others injured after sign crushes car at a Denny’s, police say

The Jefferson County Coroner identified the woman as Lillian Curtis, according to WDRB. A family member told WDRB the three family members were traveling home to Columbia and had stopped at the Denny’s when the accident happened.

Woman dies after sign falls onto vehicle

Elizabethtown Fire Department extracted the occupants. Graham and Lloyd Curtis were transported to Baptist Health Hardin and Lillian Mae Curtis to University of Louisville Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to Chris Denham, public information officer for Elizabethtown Police Department.

Strong Winds Cause Downed Limbs, Trees; Falling Sign Kills Woman In Elizabethtown

In Elizabethtown, a woman died when gusty winds toppled a restaurant sign on top of a parked vehicle.

72-year-old KY woman killed when Denny's sign falls on car, 2 others injured

According to WAVE, winds were blowing between 40 and 60 miles per hour when the accident happened, and security footage from a nearby restaurant caught the moment on tape.

Second Victim Dies After Winds Topple Sign Onto Parked Car In Elizabethtown

77-year-old Lloyd Curtis passed away early Monday morning, according to family members. His wife, Lillian, died last Thursday after winds toppled a Denny’s sign some 80 feet onto the vehicle which had pulled off I-65.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Lillian Curtis
Lloyd Curtis