Two in Critical Condition After Fiery Crash

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Updated: 1/31 9:15 am
Two people were flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in critical condition after a fiery crash in Harrison County.

Cynthiana and Harrison County firefighters responded to a report of a car on fire on westbound KY36 near Hendricks Road around 1:30 a.m. Friday, officials said.

When crews arrived, they found a car on fire in the middle of the field and two men who were unconscious lying near it.

Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton believes the driver lost control of the car, causing it to go off the road, catch fire and roll multiple times before coming to rest a few hundred yards away.

"[The car] went down over an embankment on the right-hand side of the roadway, through a telephone pole then through a fence, across the [another] roadway then up a little embankment and through another fence," Hampton said.

He believed both victims were ejected at one point during the wreck.
 
According to Hampton, both victims, believed to be in their early 20's, suffered head injuries and one victim also had burns from the fire.

Hampton said the cause of the crash is still under investigation but speed was a likely factor.
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