Wreck on KY 221 sends 3 to hospital


Photo submitted The pickup truck is pulled away from the other vehicle involved in a wreck on Saturday.

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday in the Right Fork Community.

According to the press release, on Saturday, Bell County dispatch received a call at 7:01 p.m. concerning an wreck with injuries on KY 221. Bell County EMS, Bell County Volunteer Fire Department and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department responded.

The release states the Right Fork station of the BCVFD was first on scene discovering two vehicles, and then a third involved in the wreck. The two vehicles immediately involved were a 2004 Ford pickup and a 2008 Honda. The fire department confirmed there was entrapment.

Police say a landing zone was established by the fire department at Right Fork Elementary. PHI Air Medical out of London flew the driver of the blue Honda, Catherine Rogers, to the Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport for treatment of her injuries. The driver and passenger of the pickup, both under 18, were taken to Pineville Community Hospital by Bell County EMS for treatment.

A third vehicle, a 2000 Chevy Cavalier owned by Mary Lou Saylor, was hit by a wheel in the back of the pickup. The wheel was dislodged in the impact and rolled down the hill into her vehicle causing minor damage. No injuries were reported from that impact, according to the release.

Bell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Tuttle said witnesses reported the Honda Civic lost control on the wet roadway, over corrected, and then skidded into the path of the pickup.

Deputy Robin Venable assisted Tuttle in this investigation.

Neither driver was cited in the incident.

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