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Russell County injury collision

Date of News Release: 4/17/2017

Russell Springs, Ky. (April 17, 2017) – Tpr. Zack Scott is investigating a collision that occurred at 4:13 PM CST on KY 76, near the intersection of V Frank Road. 26-year-old Mitchell McCarty, of Russell Springs, was operating a southbound 2005 Chevy Cobalt on KY 76, when he dropped off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled across the roadway, exited the northbound side, struck a tree and overturned.

McCarthy and a passenger, 26-year-old Anthony Lawhorn, of Columbia, were not wearing seatbelts and were both airlifted from the scene, along with a juvenile infant, Bryson Stotts, to University of Kentucky Medical Center. Stotts was properly restrained in a child safety seat.

Tpr. Scott was assisted on scene Russell County EMS and the Eli Fire Deparment. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.