The East Grayson County Volunteer and Clarkson Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident, at the 3600 block of St. Paul Road, and setup a landing zone at the intersection of St. Paul Road and Salt River Road, for the helicopter to land.
Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons said the two men were identified as Robert Grant and Tony Dupin.
Sheriff Clemons said the vehicle was traveling towards Big Clifty on St. Paul Road and failed to negotiate the curve, dropped off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected driving across the roadway and striking a ditch, causing the car to overturn multiple times before coming to rest on its wheels about 30-40 yards off of the roadway in a field.
One man was ejected but Clemons said it’s unsure who was driving.
Both men were flown to a Louisville hospital.
Kentucky State Trooper Seth Lee was on-scene but not as an officer this time, but as a witness. Lee said he and a business partner, Tim Farris, were working on a house they owned at the corner of St. Paul Road, and was walking across the road to a convenient store when he said the car almost ran them over. “They came through flying; I would say 100 (mph) plus,” said Lee when he was talking about the near-miss experience with the car.
Lee said he didn’t see the accident occur but once they heard the car had wrecked they went to the scene to assist.
Another witness who came to the scene said she witnessed the car pass her house just moments before the accident and she claimed it was “racing” with another car.
There was a second car behind the red car at the time of the accident, according to Lee, but the car was not at the scene when K105 was on-scene, and no other information was given as of news time Monday afternoon.
News Update Wednesday, May 22, 2013:
According to Sheriff Rick Clemons, Robby Grant was released from the hospital Tuesday and taken into custody for outstanding warrants.
Clemons said Grant claimed they were traveling at such a high rate of speed because they had been in an altercation and they were trying to drive away from the situation. No other details were given about the situation.
Clemons said Tony Dupin was still admitted to a Louisville hospital as of yesterday.