Two critical after log truck’s load hits car

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LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon left two people critically injured.

According to the Kentucky State Police, the accident happened at about 1 p.m. on KY 49 near Martens Road approximately 10 miles north of Liberty in Casey County.

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The KSP’s preliminary investigation indicates a 2001 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer driven by 48-year-old Dale Meredith of Horse Cave was southbound on KY 49 when for an unknown reason he crossed the centerline. Meredith over-corrected causing the load of logs to shift traveling back into the oncoming lane striking a 2013 Chevrolet driven by 27-year-old Ida Burton of Liberty.

Meredith and Burton were both air lifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital with severe injuries.

Sergeant Randall Honeycutt investigated the collision, and assisted by Kentucky State Police, Casey County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, and Fire Department.