Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 119 at Page on Wednesday.
Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said Post 10 received a call about the collision at 12:51 p.m. and troopers responded.
Jacobs said a preliminary investigation indicates that a green 1999 Sterling log truck operated by Nathan Cornett, 34, of Pineville, was attempting to make a left turn off U.S.119 onto Boss Bingham Road. A 1991 red Chevrolet S-10, operated by James Fields, 48, of Cumberland, was traveling north on U.S. 119 and struck the back of the log truck. Fields and his passenger, Donna Fields, 51, of Cumberland, had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Bell County Rescue Squad and Fire Department and were flown to a trauma center.
“Their conditions are not known at this time, and Mr. Cornett was not injured,” Jacobs said.
Emergency personnel set up a landing zone in a nearby field for AirEvac. Both occupants of the pickup truck were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Jacobs said drugs and alcohol are not suspected. He said U.S. 119 was closed for approximately two hours and reopened at 3 p.m. Traffic was rerouted across Laurel Hill during that time.
The collision is still under investigation by Trooper First Class Keith Baker. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Capt. P.J. Burnett, Troopers Roy Pace and Don Perry. Baker was also assisted at the scene by the Bell County EMS and Bell County Sheriff’s Department.
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