Two local people were flown to Louisville following a crash near the Caneyville exit ramp of the Western Kentucky Parkway on Monday evening, Feb. 22.
At approximately 5:09 p.m. on Monday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to the Caneyville exit ramp on the westbound side of the WK Parkway.
GCSO Deputy Jarrod Mudd’s preliminary investigation into the accident revealed that a 2004 BMW had been travelling westbound on the WK Parkway prior to the accident.
Witnesses told police that the BMW had been travelling at a high rate of speed on the WK Parkway when the driver pulled over into the emergency lane to check the vehicle for damages.
The BMW then pulled back onto the parkway and passed another witness at a high rate of speed before entering the Caneyville exit ramp, failing to negotiate the ramp’s curve, striking the left side guard rail, and leaving the roadway on the left side.
The BMW then travelled over an embankment, overturned, and came to a rest facing northeast in the median.
Whitney White, 29, of Leitchfield, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle.
Michael Stone, 22, of Falls of Rough, was also in the vehicle at the time and was not wearing a seatbelt.
First responders discovered Stone trapped inside the front passenger compartment of the vehicle, according to a press release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.
Both White and Stone sustained serious, but ultimately non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were airlifted by emergency helicopter to the University of Louisville Trauma Center to receive medical treatment.
“Alcohol and/or drugs has not been ruled out as a factor in the crash,” Chaffins wrote in the release. “Further investigation is being conducted to determine who was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.”
The BMW was disabled in the accident and removed from the scene by a towing service.
The GCSO was also assisted at the scene by Constable Alvin Dockery.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.