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Six-year-old gets badly injured mother help after crash

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are calling a six-year-old a hero after she got her mother help following a bad car crash.

The crash happened early Tuesday morning on Red House Road.

State Police say Devon Proctor, 22, lost control of her car on a curve and slammed into a tree. They believe wet roads played a role in the crash.

"In the summer time if you hit a tight turn and veer off the road, you've got a chance of recovering," explains Trooper Paul Blanton with Kentucky State Police, "but if it happens in wet conditions, you're more likely lose control since you have no traction. This accident is a prime example of that happening."

Proctor's six-year-old daughter, Draya Grissom was in the passenger seat. We're told Draya managed to get out of the car by crawling over her mother. "The passenger car door was blocked so the young girl had to crawled over her mother, through a window, and climb a steep hill to get to the road to flag down help."

Police say the girl's quick thinking helped emergency personnel get there quickly.

Proctor and her daughter were taken to UK hospital.

We're told Proctor has life-threatening injuries. Her daughter has only minor injuries, and was listed in fair condition.


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