Saturday, October 17, 2015

Air Evac at crash near Fredonia

Two people were seriously injured this morning in a two-vechile head-on collision near Fredonia.

Kentucky State Police is investigating accident that occurred at the intersection of Ky. 91 and Ky. 70 7:47 a.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Stacey Kilgore, 47, of Fredonia was operating  a 2000 Mercury, traveling southbound on Ky. 91. Jerald Lynn, 47, of Madisonville was operating a 1999 Dodge pickup.

Police say Kilgore attempted to turn left onto Ky. 70 and pulled in the path of Lynn's pickup.

Kilgore was flown from the scene by Air Evac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, after being extricated from her vehicle by Fredonia and Princeton Fire Departments. Lynn was transported to Caldwell County Hospital by Caldwell County EMS then transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

The highways were closed for approximately one hour due to the collision.

Caldwell County EMS, Air Evac, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, Fredonia Fire Department and Princeton Fire Department assisted on the scene.

One patient involved a serious automobile accident near Fredonia has already been taken to Caldwell County Hospital by ambulance and a female is being extricated from an automobile as Air Evac's helicopter is waiting nearby.

The two-vehicle head-on accident happened at about 8 a.m., near the intersection of Ky. 91 and Ky. 70. There appears to be at least two patients.

No other details were immediately available.