Three Injured In Larue County Crash

LARUE COUNTY, KY -- A head-on crash on Ky. 357 in Larue County left three people injured, two seriously. The accident occurred around 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Kentucky State Police said, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal in its Sunday edition.

Trooper Steve Pavey, public information officer of Kentucky State Police Post 4, reported that 32-year-old Jennifer Nichols of Hodgenville, Ky., was seriously hurt when her 1998 Chevrolet Lumina hit another vehicle on Ky. 357.

The Lumina was traveling south on Ky. 357 when it dropped off the right shoulder. Nichols, Pavey reported, apparently overcorrected, crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Camaro driven by Laura J. Stinson, 31, of Horse Cave, Ky. head-on.

Both drivers became trapped inside their vehicles and had to be extricated by responding fire departments.Both Nichols and Stinson were taken to University Hospital in Louisville.

The nursing supervisor at University Hospital did not know their conditions early Sunday morning.

Neville Thompson, 39, of Raywick, Ky., a passenger in Nichols' car, suffered only minor injuries. He was treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Pavey reported that Nichols was charged with driving under the influence, and that both she and Thompson were charged with possession of marijuana, reports the C-J.

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