Missing Woman Killed in Crash; Child Survives
By WestKyStar Staff
CADIZ, KY - A missing Trigg County woman has been found dead in her wrecked car, but her 7-month old great-grandson survived the crash, apparently unscathed.

Authorities had asked for the public's help in finding 63-year-old Waynette Cain of Cadiz after she and the child failed to return from a trip to a store in Hopkinsville Thursday afternoon.

Cain was later found dead in her car which had run off the road and hit a tree on KY 139 and then continued into a creek bed, dropping about 8 to 9 feet.  Despite wearing a seatbelt, Cain was partially ejected from the car and was killed. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Trigg County Coroner.

Her 7-month old great-grandson, however, was found in the rear seat, buckled in a child safety seat. He was alert and responsive when found. Rescuers took him to the Trigg County Emergency Room where he was evaluated and then released to family members. 

Published 09:07 AM, Friday Mar. 15, 2013
Updated 01:57 PM, Saturday Mar. 16, 2013

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