3 injured in wreck


Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily News A two-vehicle collision resulted in three people being injured on Thursday.

Three people were transported by Air Evac to UT Medical in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday following a head-on collision on KY 92. Those injured included Natasha Willis, Jessie Smith and his wife Katherine Fuson Smith.

On Thursday, Bell County dispatch received a call at 8:39 p.m. regarding the crash with injuries and possible entrapment on KY 92, according to a press release.

The release states upon arrival at 8:58 p.m., emergency services personnel found two vehicles that had been in a head-on collision. The vehicles were identified as a Maroon Pontiac G6 and a red Dodge Durango.

Police say the Pontiac’s operator was identified as Willis. She was extricated from the vehicle and suffered a broken leg. She was transported by EMS to Air Evac and flown to UT Medical center for treatment.

The driver of the Dodge was identified as Jessie Smith. Smith and his wife Katherine Fuson Smith suffered several injuries and were also taken by EMS to Air Evac support and then flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

During the treatment of patients and clean up by Quality Towing, KY 92 was closed. Bell County Deputies Jared Smith and Dan Tuttle are in charge of the investigation and report no citations will be issued to either driver.

Responding agencies included: Bell County EMS, The Bell County Volunteer Fire Department, Bell County Rescue Squad, Bell County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police.

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