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Six People Injured in Shelby County Collision

Date of News Release: 07/15/2012

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post is investigating a collision in Shelby County that leaves six people injured. On July 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM a Shelby County Trooper Jack Hedges responded to an injury collision on KY-55 (Eminence Pike) seven mile north of Shelbyville, KY. The collision occurred at the intersection of KY-55 (Eminence Pike) and Booker Pike.

A 2010 Toyota SUV was being operated by Susan M. Ellis, age 68, of Shelbyville, KY., northbound on KY-55 (Eminence Pike). A 1994 Chevy Blazer was being operated by Billy J. Carter, age 50, of Louisville, KY., northbound behind the 2010 Toyota SUV. The Chevy Blazer struck the Toyota SUV in the rear end.

A 2008 Lincoln MKZ passenger vehicle was being operated by Daryl R. Hayden, age 52, of Fisherville, KY., was traveling southbound on KY-55 (Eminence Pike). The 1994 Chevy Blazer lost control after rear ending the 2010 Toyota SUV and crossed the center line. The Chevy Blazer and the Lincoln MKZ collided head-on. Another vehicle a 2007 Chevy Cobalt being driven by Isaiah L. Durrett, age 22, of Eminence, KY., was traveling southbound on KY-55 (Eminence Pike). The driver of the Chevy Cobalt left the roadway to avoid the collision in front of him and struck the earth embankment and a road sign on the southbound side on the roadway.

The Lincoln MKZ driver and two passengers were injured. The driver Daryl R. Hayden and passenger Angela R. Hayden, age 60, of Fisherville, KY., was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital. The second passenger a juvenile, age 11 was taken to the Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. The driver Billy J. Carter was taken to the U of L Hospital. The driver Susan M. Ellis was taken by private vehicle to the Shelbyville Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville, KY.

All persons in involved in the collisions were wearing their seatbelts. They were transported by the Shelby County EMS. The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and the Shelby County Fire. The collision remains under investigation by KSP.

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