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Lincoln County crash victim still hospitalized

STANFORD, KY -- A Lincoln County woman is still in the hospital two weeks after being injured in a three-vehicle accident along U.S. 127 on June 6, reports the Danville Advocate Messenger in its Sunday edition.

Amanda Maddox, a passenger in one of the vehicles, was placed in an intensive care unit at the University of Kentucky hospital after she suffered multiple injuries in the accident. The driver of another vehicle, Edward Sapp, of Louisville, was killed in the wreck.

Maddox underwent multiple surgeries within two days of the accident, according to Kentucky State Police.

Jim Campbell works with Maddox's sister, Jamie Shelton Oaks, at McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard. He said Thursday that Maddox has recently undergone more surgeries and is now back in the intensive care unit, but she is doing a little better. Campbell said.

Sapp was traveling in the wrong lane of U.S. 127 near Don's Market when his vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Dwayne Maddox, 33, of Stanford, according to state police. A third vehicle collided with Dwayne Maddox's vehicle after the initial accident, but no injuries or damage have been reported from that collision.

Police have said alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the accident because cold beer containers were found in Sapp's vehicle. Lincoln County Deputy Coroner Tony Floro said Friday he has not received the official toxicology report from Frankfort.

Sapp was not wearing a seat belt during the accident, but Floro said he doesn't believe a seat belt would have helped Sapp in this case, reports The Danville Advocate Messenger.

Copyright:The Advocate-Messenger 2009


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