Laurel County crash injures 2 juveniles

jwarren@herald-leader.comMarch 4, 2013 

Two juveniles were injured, one seriously, in a collision Monday morning on Ky. 80 in Laurel County, Kentucky State Police said.

The crash occurred around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Ky. 80 and Stinking Creek Road, Ky. 1535, according to the London state police post.

Troopers said Stephanie Winberry, 34, of London, was driving a 2001 Chevy Tahoe on Stinking Creek Road when she attempted to cross Ky. 80.

Her vehicle collided with a 1996 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer driven by William G. Rice, 50, of Van Lear, according to police.

One juvenile from Winberry's vehicle was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in London.

A second juvenile was taken by air to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington with what police described as serious injuries. WLEX-TV identified the child as a five-year-old.

State police said they think at least one juvenile was not wearing a seat belt.

Ky. 80 was shut down for about two hours while investigators and a clean-up crew worked the crash scene.

The investigation continues.

Jim Warren (859) 231-3255.

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