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Former Wildcat coordinator, wife avoid car crash catastrophe

By: Steve Moss
By: Steve Moss

Former UK defensive coordinator Mike Archer is one lucky man. So is wife Barb. That's because the couple escaped serious injuries after the car they were traveling in was involved in a terrible crash in late June.

Former UK defensive coordinator Mike Archer is one lucky man.  So is wife Barb.

That's because the couple escaped serious injuries after the car they were traveling in was involved in a terrible rear-end collision in late June.

Archer, now the defensive coordinator at North Carolina State, and his wife, were returning to their Carolina home after spending the week in Cincinnati, where son Jeff was married on June 26.

Somewhere on I-64, between Huntington and Charleston, West Va., the Archers were stopped because of road construction.  Stuck behind a tractor-trailer truck, Mike noticed an approaching car in his rear view mirror.  When he realized the vehicle wasn't stopping, he instructed his wife to "duck."  He may have saved their lives.

The collision shoved the Archer car into and under the semi, smashing in the roof of their vehicle.

Local emergency workers used the Jaws of Life to free the couple, who were treated at an area hospital for cuts and bruises.

Needless to say, we're certainly glad everyone involved escaped unharmed.

Those are the highlights... Stay tuned.

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