(Leitchfield, KY) – Five people were injured in two severe accidents in Grayson County over the weekend; four of the five patients were transported to U of L Hospital with serious injuries.
Friday, June 28, 2013 just three miles south of Leitchfield on KY 259 South a single vehicle accident injured two people.
The wreck happened at 3269 Anneta Road and was called into Central Dispatch at 6:24 p.m.
Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Cottrell reported that Michael Fields (36) of Clarkson, KY was driving a 2002 GM Yukon at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The truck hit an embankment and overturned multiple times, coming to rest on its top in the roadway.
Fields and his passenger, Tori Vincent (39) of Smiths Grove, KY were both ejected from the vehicle. They were both transported to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where Fields was flown to U of L Hospital with serious injuries, but Vincent was treated and released with minor injuries.
Vincent, the owner of the GM Yukon, was transported to the Grayson County Detention Center for an outstanding bench warrant. She was also cited by Deputy Cottrell for Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance/Security, 1st Offense. Cottrell report that possible charges are pending for Fields.
Just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, June 30, 2013, two teenagers were seriously injured when the truck they were riding in struck a tree head-on.
Deputy Chris Bates reported that the driver of the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, Jason Landis (27) Clarkson, KY, was traveling KY 1214 when he lost control of the truck at the 6100 block of Grayson Springs Road.
When Bates arrived to the scene he reported that two occupants were lying on the ground. Those two occupants were Christopher Deviney (19) Leitchfield, KY and Molly Ruth (19) Leitchfield, KY. Landis was found down an embankment, away from the two teenagers.
Bates reported Ruth claimed to be ejected from the truck but said through the investigation that was untrue. Landis and Deviney said they got out of the truck and walked to the side of the road.
Landis and Deviney were transported by Grayson County EMS to U of L Hospital, and Ruth was flown to U of L Hospital from the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.
Landis was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs -3rd Offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle on DUI Suspended License, Failure to Maintain Insurance - 1st Offense, and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle.
Deputy Bates report stated, “All occupants had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on their person.”