RINEYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Alcohol is a suspected
factor in a serious single-vehicle crash in Hardin County that left two people
badly injured early Sunday morning.
According to Kentucky State Police, Justin Claxton,
21, of Hastings, FL was driving a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck in Rineyville around
5:15 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle left the roadway and hit a mailbox at 1051
Rineyville School Road. The truck traveled through the front lawn, slammed into
a tree and then came to rest against several smaller trees.
Police found Claxton unconscious and unresponsive. Claxton’s
passenger, Amanda D. Jenkin, 22, of Vine Grove was conscious but seriously
injured and trapped inside the truck. Both of them were rushed to Hardin
Memorial Hospital and later flown to University of Louisville Hospital. Police
said Claxton suffered serious head trauma and was listed in critical condition.
Jenkin suffered broken bones and possible internal injuries and was listed in
Evidence of alcohol was discovered at the scene of
the crash, according to KSP.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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