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Two airlifted in Clark County crash

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Officials we talked to on scene on highway 15 just outside of Winchester where the accident happened, said this particular stretch of road is dangerous, and has been the scene of other accidents in the past.

"People do tend to drive fast on this road. There's an s-curve, it gets narrow, the road's in poor condition right here so yeah, we do have quite a few wrecks here," said Ernest Barnes with the Clark County Fire Department.

Sheriff's deputies say the two men were traveling away from town in their Ford pickup truck when it appears that they lost control and went up on the guardrail, causing the vehicle to go airborne.

"We arrived on scene to find on patient outside the vehicle on the ground, one patient still inside the vehicle," said Barnes.

The man thrown from the truck was flown out first. Sheriff's deputies told us it appeared he had internal bleeding.
The other man suffered a badly broken leg among other injuries and was also flown out.
Officials are still looking into what caused the accident.

"I think one of the occupants said the driver might have been talking on a cell phone at the time," added Barnes.

Officials tell us the injuries appear to be non-life threatening, however both were flown out to UK Hospital to be treated.

Police are not releasing any names at this time.

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