Emergency crews on the scene at Ohio Valley Dragway
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Three people have been hurt after a crash at the Ohio Valley Dragway.
MetroSafe tells WAVE 3 that track officials made the emergency call reporting the accident at 8:10 p.m Saturday. The drag racing track is located at 632 Katherine Station Road near the Hardin-Jefferson County line.
Track Manager Terry Huff said that the accident happened in the burnout area of the track. Huff said the driver of a dragster suffered a medical condition. The dragster then hit a member of its pit crew and a crew member from another team.
According to Huff, the dragster was going at a very slow speed at the time of the accident.
All three people injured were taken to University Hospital in downtown Louisville for treatment. The driver was transported by medical helicopter; the two crew members were brought in by EMS ground ambulances.
A family member tells WAVE 3 that Alan Sinkhorn was involved in the crash. He was transferred to Jewish Hospital where he remains hospitalized on the open heart recovery floor.
WAVE 3 has learned that Keith Trimble and Justin Souders were also victims of the crash. Both remain at University Hospital. Trimble is in the Intensive Care Unit and Souders remains hospitalized. No other specifics on their conditions are available.
Contrary to rumors, a car DID NOT go into the stands and no spectators were injured. Two crew members and one driver were injured in an on-track incident. Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the racers who were injured in tonight's incident.
The incident remains under investigation. The dragway was closed Sunday since no races were scheduled.