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North 55 accident at 4:15 a.m. results in two being airlifted

Sheriff's Office says criminal charges pending against driver;
SO, Adair EMS, and Adair Rescue Squad responded

A single vehicle accident on North 55 at around 4:30 a.m., Saturday morning, May 6, 2006, resulted in two Campbellsville men being flown to separate medical facilities.

Steven L. Hines, 21, Campbellsville, KY, was operating a 1996 Ford Crown Victorning, traveling north on KY 55 when he crossed the center line, left the roadway on the left side, struck a guard rail, crossed back across the road and struck a rock wall.

A passenger, Brandon Jones, 17, Campbellsville, KY, was ejected from the vehicle. Jones was flown by Air Evac helicopter to the UL Medical Center, Louisville, KY.

Hines was flown to the UK Medical Center, Lexington, KY.

Extent of injuries unknown at this time

The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

There were no seat belts in use and alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.

Criminal charges are pending against the driver, Steven L. Hines.

Adair County EMS and the Adair County Rescue Squad also responded and were on the scene for some time.

The accident is being investigated by Adair County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy McCarol, assisted by Sheriff's Deputy Charles Greer.
Story courtesy Adair County Sheriff's Office, Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY.

This story was posted on 2006-05-06 09:54:21
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