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Injury Accident on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County

Date of News Release: 12/23/2007

(Elizabethtown, KY) - Trooper Kevin Henderson responded to a injury accident on the Western Kentucky Parkway involving a 2000 GMC Sonoma and a pedestrian. Further investigation revealed that Clayton Wharton was laying in the eastbound lane of the Western Kentucky Parkway. Witnesses at the scene advised that they swerved to avoid striking Mr. Wharton. However the GMC Sonoma (unit 1) was unable to avoid striking Mr. Wharton. Mr. Wharton was flown to University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Unit 1 sustained moderate damage to the undercarriage of the vehicle. Also at the scene was Mr. Wharton's vehicle , which was not involved in the accident. The investigation into the accident is ongoing. Grayson County EMS, Leitchfield Fire Department , and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

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