Several injuries from three Thursday afternoon wrecks

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By Becky Barnes

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department was kept busy with three accidents Thursday afternoon, all within about a three-hour period.
The first accident occurred about 3 p.m. when Savannah Caudill, 20, driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler, dropped off the right side of KY 36 East at Shady Nook Pike and over corrected.
Harrison County  Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Caudill was traveling alone in the Jeep and was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital by private vehicle.
Deputy Nathan Gasser investigated the accident.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Republican Pike and Bobtown Road about 4:40 p.m.
According to Hampton, Bailey Cuthbertson, 17, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, pulled in front of a 1998 Ford Ranger, driven by Anita Spencer, 36.
Hampton said Cuthbertson was attempting to turn left onto KY 392 from Bobtown Road.
Cuthbertson was not injured. However, a passenger, Haley Stratton, 16, was transported to HMH, along with Spencer and her passenger, Robert Lenz, 17.
Deputy Nathan Olin is investigating.
The third wreck occurred around 6:20 p.m. on U.S. 27 North about six miles from Cynthiana.
Joseph T. Puckett, 18, driving a 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, was southbound on U.S. 27 when he rounded a curve and lost control on the wet roadway.
Hampton said Puckett over corrected which caused the Camaro to cross the center line where he struck a utility pole and fence.
Puckett was transported to HMH and then airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Puckett’s passenger Noah T. Mitchell, 16, was taken to HMH.
The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Dean Hutchison.
Hampton said that neither alcohol nor drugs were a contributing factor to any of the accidents.
Patient information from HMH and UK is pending.