Seven injured in crash

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A horrifying scene on an eastern Kentucky road after an SUV slams into a van carrying six air medics.

It happened Tuesday afternoon on Route 3 in Martin County.

Seven people were injured and five had to be flown to area hospitals.

The pictures show a grisly wreck. Seven people injured on Route 3, five hurt so badly crews had to airlift them to area hospitals.

“It was really messy. The one van was over toward the side and the Jeep was probably 30, 50 feet from the other one and they had four, five choppers on the ground,” Jason R. Jude said.

Jason R. Jude has worked for the Inez Fire Department for 12 years. He says the six men inside the 15-passenger van were air medics.

“Far as what I know they were headed toward the airport,” Jude said.

From what they could see, people living nearby say this was an almost head on collision.

Roxanne Tomblin says the wreck shook her home. When she went up to see what happened, she says the woman driving the Jeep looked like she was hardly breathing.

“The Jeep had looked like it had been just run over by a freight train. And the van had just looked like it had just I don't know, just turned upside down. It was all just horrifying, I've never seen nothing like that before in my life,” Tomblin said.

State police are handling this investigation.

But right now they're not releasing conditions on any of the injured, or what they think could have led to the wreck.

Route 3 was closed for about two hours.

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