Five injured in traffic accidents

December 20, 2004

LIBERTY - Five people were injured Sunday and today in traffic accidents on the snow- and ice-covered highways. One person was taken to a Lexington hospital.

Two people were injured Sunday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 127 North, according to Casey Sheriff Jerry Coffman.

Hoa Nguyen, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, and Glen Curtis Eilender, Cookville, Tenn., were treated for injuries at Casey County Hospital. Eilender was transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Nguyen was a passenger in a 1996 Ford, driven by Diep Hoang, 22, of 600 W. Walnut St., when his vehicle was headed south, dropped off the road on the right side, crossed into the left lane and struck a 2000 Acura driven by Maurice A. Wilson, 52, 644 Seminole Trail, Danville. On impact, the Hoang vehicle went into a spin and struck the Eilender Toyota pickup.

In another wreck, Lois Buis of Barbourville was hurt Sunday when her car ran off the South Ky. 837, according to Deputy Sheriff Dennis Allen. Her car went out of control in a curve, went down an embankment, and struck a tree.


Buis and her passenger, whose name was not available, were taken to Casey hospital for treatment.

A passenger was hurt in a one-vehicle crash on Dry Creek Road. Pam Luttrell of Dry Creek Road, Liberty, was in a car driven by her husband, Shane Luttrell, when their car came to the top of a hill where the road was blocked by a truck.

Luttrell stopped his vehicle, which slid and spun around before striking a tree. Mrs. Luttrell was taken to the Casey hospital for treatment.

Allen said the truck had stopped because of a non-injury traffic accident that occurred earlier.

A driver was injured this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Bryant Ridge Road.

Sonja L. Riggins, 42, of 101 Valley View Drive, Liberty, was taken to Casey hospital, said Coffman.

The accident occurred as a vehicle driven by Quenton L. Cardwell, 24, 4179 Contown Road, Liberty, drove over a rise, hit his brakes and slid into the Riggins auto, according to Coffman.

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