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Elizabethtown, KY (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say a 6-year-old girl was critically hurt Thursday night when her dad lost control of the family's car near the 128 mile marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway. State Police say the child was ejected from the vehicle.
The trooper who investigated the crash says Joshua Farrar told investigators he swerved to avoid debris in the road, causing the car to go into the median before it crossed over the eastbound lanes. The car then left the road and struck a tree with the passenger side rear door before it ended up in a ditch.
State Police say it appears 6-year-old Mya Farrar was ejected through the back window upon impact with the tree. Joshua Farrar, Mya’s father, reportedly told troopers the little girl was in a seat belt, but not a booster seat, but troopers say it appears the seat belt where Mya was sitting may not have been buckled. Troopers say there was also no evidence of debris in the road at the scene of the crash.
The Indianapolis Indiana man's 10-year-old son was also in the car but he was not hurt in the crash. Troopers charged Joshua Farrar with possession of a suspended operator’s license, no insurance, and a booster seat violation.
Medical crews flew Mya Farrar from the scene to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville where State Police say she's stable but critical.