Two flown to hospital after crash in Boone County
RICHWOOD, Ky. (WKRC) - Boone County deputies say speed and alcohol are likely factors in a crash that sent two people to the hospital by medical helicopter. They say the driver suffered life-threatening injuries.
According to deputies, Chandler Hancock, 23, was driving south on Old Lexington Pike just before 3 a.m. when he lost control in a curve. His car went off the right side of the road, down and embankment and into a ditch. Deputies say the car remained in the ditch for about 315 feet until it hit a concrete culvert and went airborne. The car went back over the road and hit a tractor-trailer while in midair. That impact sent the car off the road, into a parking lot where it overturned and struck a M&M Finishing.
Emergency crews had to cut Hancock out of the car. Passenger Brien Dudley, 24, was also flown to UC Medical Center with serious injuries. The helicopters landed at the Richwood Flea Market.
Deputies closed Old Lexington Pike for about four-and-a-half hours while they investigated. It has since reopened.