(Leitchfield, KY) – A 3 vehicle accident Saturday night South of Leitchfield sent 5 people to Louisville hospitals via medical air lift. At 8:47, Grayson County Dispatch received word that 3 vehicles had collided at the 9000 Block of Annetta Road.
Eyewitnesses reported that a 1999 Mercury Cougar was travelling South on 259 and had crossed the center line more than ten times while being followed. Those witnesses attempted to call dispatch but had no cell signal. When in a curve, the Cougar, driven by 33 year old Brian Decker of Bee Spring crossed the center line as he met a 2008 Lincoln Navigator travelling Northbound driven by 58 year old Mark Seabolt of Leitchfield. Seabolt took the right shoulder attempting to avoid impact, but was struck head on by Decker which forced the Seabolt vehicle into an unattended 1995 Dodge Ram truck that was in a driveway, eventually striking a tree.
Decker was driving on a suspended license and was ejected from the vehicle. An adult and two children were passengers in the car. 28 year old Stephanie Carroll of Bee Spring was wearing her seatbelt and had multiple injuries. According to Sgt Bryan Hammons with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, she was listed in serious but stable condition. A 6 year old boy was wearing a seatbelt, but Hammons points out was not properly in a booster seat. He suffered multiple injuries and was listed in fair condition. A 3 year old girl was placed in critical condition after sustaining multiple injuries. She was in a booster seat instead of a car seat. The seat belt portion of the booster was used but not the chest portion.
Seabolt was wearing his seat belt but sustained multiple injuries and was listed in fair condition. All 5 patients were first transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center before later being flown to Louisville. Both children were taken to Kosair’s Childrens Hospital. The adults were taken to University of Louisville hospital.
In addition to the GCSO and Grayson County EMS, they were assisted by Annetta Volunteer Fire Department and Kentucky State Police Accident Reconstructionist Brad Riley. KY-259 was closed for several hours while crews worked the scene and reconstructed the accident.