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Injury Collision on North Long Grove Road

Date of News Release: 01/22/2012

(Brandenburg, KY) -- On January 21, 2012, at 5:22 pm EST, Kentucky State Police Post 4 investigated an injury accident on North Long Grove Road, 2 miles west of Cecilia. A 2008 Chevrolet Pickup truck, operated by Joseph A. Grimes (age 39, of Payneville, KY), was traveling south on North Long Grove Road, when the vehicle dropped off of the right shoulder of the roadway. The driver then overcorrected and traveled into the northbound lane of the roadway before striking a rock embankment and overturning several times. During the crash the passenger, John Andrew Grimes (age 32, of Eastview, KY), was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. The passenger was treated at the scene by Hardin County EMS and was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital by Hardin County EMS. The driver, Joseph A. Grimes was not injured in the crash. He was charged with DUI 1st, Wanton Endangerment 1st, and Failure to Produce Insurance Card and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The investigation into this crash is ongoing by Trooper Scotty R. Sharp.

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