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Woman 'blessed' after walking away from icy wreck


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - When the freezing rain and snow started falling in Scott County Friday afternoon, it didn't take long for the mixture to begin sticking to the roadways. 

We spoke with a woman who was traveling south to Georgetown when the severe weather hit. 

For travelers in counties north and west of Lexington, it didn't take long for rain to freeze into ice. 

"It was starting to change from ice to snow. I started feeling the slickness and braced myself really good but all I was thinking about was him," said Becky Young, who was driving to Georgetown when her car hydroplaned and flipped into an embankment on I-75. 

For Young, the quick drive 34 miles from Dry Ridge to Georgetown didn't seem as dangerous as it suddenly became. 

"A few miles back I felt that my car was starting to slide and I tried slowing down. I didn't want to use my brakes but I had to in order to not hit something else and I that point I began to swerve."

When her car came to a stop, she was okay but it was her fiance, Bo, traveling behind her who she was now worried about on the icy hill.

"He didn't see me wreck so he had to go all the way up and turn around. I was worried he was going to wreck. 

Thankfully, Bo didn't wreck and Young wasn't injured in the wreck. 

For Becky Young, it's easy to smile now because as fast as the weather can turn, appreciation for what you have can just as quickly become clear. 


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