A Lafayette woman was killed instantly in a one-vehicle wreck just north of the KY border last Wednesday. Her boyfriend, who was driving the car, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Betty K. Carr, age 59, was a passenger in the 2008 Nissan traveling southbound on Bradley Rd, which is the continuation of Scottsville Rd in Lafayette. It was driven by Ricky Thompson of Portland, TN, age 56, who lost control of the vehicle, according to Allen County Sheriff Jeff Cook.
“It just struck the bridge abutment, which is the end of the bridge,” said Cook. “She was laying in the back seat of the vehicle.” Carr was pronounced dead on the scene by an Allen County coroner.
Family members said that Carr had not been feeling well, and that Thompson was taking her to get medical care.
Thompson was taken by ambulance to The Medical Center of Bowling Green, where he was treated and transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for surgery.
Betty Katherine Dillard Carr, of Lafayette, was born on Wednesday, February 11, 1953 to the late Georgie Katherine Dillard. She departed this life on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the age of 60 years.
Funeral services for Betty Carr were conducted on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Elder Jackie Stagner officiating. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Garden. Pallbearers were Leon Carr, Jerry Carr, Marty Carr, Freddy Carr, Justin Carr and Lane Dillard.
Betty was an owner/operator at the H&R Block in Lafayette for the past 30 years, and was a member of the Rough Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Katrina and Jacob Jordan; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Dianna Carr; a grandson, Justin Carr; a granddaughter, Kynlee Jordan; special cousin, Lane Dillard; and friend and business partner, Rachel Cook, all of Lafayette.