One Dead, 6 Injured In Laurel County Crash

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Updated: 6/29/2012 12:05 am
The Laurel County Sheriff's Department says one man is dead, following a two vehicle crash that occurred on Ky 229.

It happened at the intersection with Kentucky 1189, four miles south of London, Thursday morning at approximately 10:50 A.M.

The sheriff's says apparently a 2006 Chevrolet Cavalier car pulled out from 1189 westbound, and collided with a 1993 Buick car that was northbound on Kentucky 229.

After impact both cars traveled off the roadway, and came to rest off the west side of Ky 229. The driver of the Cavalier was identified as: Ed Napier, 47, of Manchester. He received fatal injuries , and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in the Cavalier.

The driver of the Buick car was identified as: Veda Wright, 40, of Lily. She received serious injuries and was airlifted by helicopter from the scene to UK Medical Center in Lexington.

Two other passengers in the Buick car were airlifted from the scene to UK Medical Center with serious injuries, and three additional passengers were taken to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of possible injuries. The investigation into the traffic crash is continuing.


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