UPDATE: Coroner identifies two killed in Mercer County crash


MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A young couple who died in a crash in Mercer County on Saturday has been identified.

The Mercer County Coroner’s Office says 25-year-old Christa Murphy and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Gregory Sparks, died from blunt force trauma in the wreck on Mackville Road and Old Lewis Road around 11 p.m.

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According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the two were in a car with their 6-month-old daughter, Emori Jade Sparks, when they went off the road and hit a tree.

Emergency crews had to pull the baby from the car, but the coroner says she only suffered a scratch on her leg.

Murphy’s family is asking for donations for Emori Jade. For more information on how to donate, go to Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home Inc.

Spark’s family is also asking for donations to help pay for his funeral.