Helicopter services were called in following a three-vehicle accident on US 62 Sunday.
According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, three individuals were injured following the multi vehicle accident at the intersection of Hicks Pike and US 62 Sunday, Oct. 21.
Peak said a vehicle driven by William Hehr, 87 of Cynthiana, was attempting to make a left turn from US 62 onto Hicks Pike when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Kandi Williams, 23, of Cynthiana.
Williams was carrying two passengers in her vehicle at the time of the wreck.
As a result of the collision, Williams’ 1997 Saturn traveled into the oncoming westbound lane where it was struck by a 2006 Toyota 4-Runner driven by James Archambeault, 69, of Georgetown.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s report stated that over 106 feet of skid marks were made during Williams’ attempt to avoid hitting Hehr’s Ford truck.
“Speed was defiantly a factor in this accident,” said Peak. “Several eyewitnesses driving said that the Saturn had passed several of them a few miles back.”
Due to the extensive damage sustained from the wreck, the Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department was called to use the Jaws of Life during the extraction of one of the passengers in Williams’ vehicle.
Joseph Williams, 23, was removed from the vehicle and flown by helicopter to The University of Kentucky Hospital to be evaluated for his injuries.
Williams’ and her second passenger, Hannah Rice, were transported by Brown’s EMS to Harrison Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hehr and his wife, Jeanette, were unharmed during the accident. Archambeault also sustained no injuries.