The cold front is now working into eastern Kentucky with winds gusting to near 40mph at times. Temps have dropped into the 30s behind the front and we've had reports of sleet and snow mixing with the rain in Lexington.
Cyrstal Sallee and Dameon Devine say it’s tough seeing their loved ones in such bad shape following the June 27th wreck, but they’re counting their blessings as well.
“If you look at pictures of their car, you wonder how they survived. It’s amazing they are still here,” said Sallee, standing outside UK Hospital Monday, where she and other relatives have those who were hurt in the wreck often.
Melissa Silvers, Reggie Lewis and their 3 children, Dillan, Austin, and Trenton Lewis were all sent to a UK after police say a jeep rear ended them on the busy 2 lane highway.
State police say driver inattention and failure to yield were probable causes.
Sallee says Silvers and Lewis will have lots of medical bills..so she’s setting up an account at a Liberty bank.
“At Monticello Bank in Liberty, going to set up a fund, for Melissa and Reggie and their 3 children,” said Sallee. They say another fund is being set up at Farmer’s Bank in Lebanon.
Devine says the wreck should send a message.
“It’s a reality check, for my kids, and everyone else, to make sure your kids are safe and buckled,” he said.
Sallee says all 5 were restrained and that probably saved their lives.