Franklin County

Two teens injured in crash on I-64 in Franklin County

Two teens were injured in a crash on westbound I-64 in Franklin County Saturday morning.
Two teens were injured in a crash on westbound I-64 in Franklin County Saturday morning. Franklin County Sheriff

Two teens were injured in a single-vehicle crash that shut down westbound I-64 in Franklin County for about five hours Saturday morning.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said officers were called to the interstate at mile marker 55 at 7:38 a.m. after a 17-year-old driver lost control of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The car first hit the guardrail on the left side of the interstate, then hit the right side rail.

Melton said the driver was alert when she was taken from the scene. She was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with serious injuries.

An off-duty Lexington Fire Department paramedic stopped and rendered first aid to the driver, which Melton said probably saved her life.

The passenger, also a teenage girl, was treated at Frankfort Regional Medical Center before being released Saturday.

The Frankfort/Franklin County Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash. Melton said speed and inexperience were probably contributing factors.

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