Four injured in Ky. 34 pileup

September 30, 2004

Four people were injured in a Tuesday night accident involving four vehicles on Ky. 34 about a mile east of Danville, police said.

Jason Guess, 24, of Versailles, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center after being ejected from his pickup and pinned underneath it.

"He was pinned up to his hips under the truck," said Boyle County Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Wilcher. "They had to put airbags under it and inflate them to get him out."

Guess's passenger, Amy Guess, 24, of Versailles, also was ejected and suffered multiple injuries, said Trooper Mark Young. She was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.


Gail Bowling, 55, of Danville, and David Beer, 24, of Nicholasville, also were injured in the crash and taken to McDowell hospital. Kelly Coffey, 37, of Danville, was involved in the accident but was not injured, state police said.

According to Wilcher, Bowling was westbound on Ky. 34 when she fell asleep and crossed over the center line in her SUV, striking Beer's minivan.

"It took the whole side off of it," Wilcher said.

Bowling's SUV then careened off the minivan and crashed into Guess's pickup, which was traveling east behind Beer. Coffey also was traveling east, when she ran off the road to avoid the other vehicles and crashed into a wooden fence, Wilcher said.

Bowling, Beer and Coffey were wearing seat belts, police said. Jason and Amy Guess were not.

No charges were filed in the accident, which occurred about 9 p.m.

"For about three hours, it was a real mess out there," Wilcher said.

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