Denny’s Sign Falls on Family Car—Two Dead
(KTAL) Two people have died since Thursday's high winds brought down a Denny's restaurant sign in Kentucky. The sign at the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Denny's restaurant blew off its perch atop the pole advertising the chain and fell onto a family car below it.
The tragedy happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday when high wind gusts brought down the sign causing it to fall on top of the Curtis family car. Lloyd Curtis was killed, and his wife Lillian died later that same day. Their daughter was taken to a local hospital and released.
Lloyd Curtis had undergone heart surgery and was being taken home from the hospital by his wife Lillian.
The couple's granddaughter has set up a gofundme for her parents to cover the family's expenses.
I lost my Grandmother today to due an accident in Elizabethtown KY when a Dennys sigh fell onto her car while in it on their way back from picking my grandfather up from hospital in Louisville due to him having heart surgery 3 days ago. I am asking for help for the memorial service and to get me to KY to be with my family cause I live over 2000 miles away. Please keep my family in your prayers for this is a very difficult time for all of us. My nanny was loved by so many people and this loss has left a hole inside us all. Anything helps and is greatly appreciated. -Amy Nichols
Denny's is working with officials to figure out exactly what happened and offered their deepest condolences to the Curtis family.