Courtesy photo The scene of a single-vehicle crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway in which three individuals were injured on Saturday.

Courtesy photo

The scene of a single-vehicle crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway in which three individuals were injured on Saturday.

Staff Report

Three individuals were transported to University of Louisville Hospital following a crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 3:09 p.m. on Saturday, Kentucky State Police Trooper/Reconstructionist Brandon Brooks notified KSP Post 4 that he was in route to assist the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office on a single-vehicle collision at the 111 mile marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 24-year-old Jordan Cates, of Leitchfield, had been traveling west on the parkway near the 111 mile marker in a 2000 Ford F250 when the driver’s side front tire blew out.

As a result, Cates's vehicle crossed the median and went airborne before entering the eastbound lanes and striking a guard rail. This caused Cates to then be ejected from the vehicle.

He and a passenger, 18-year-old Ethan Cates, of Leitchfield, were airlifted from the crash site to University of Louisville Hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Additionally, a 16-year-old female passenger was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and later transported to University of Louisville for non-life threatening injuries.

The KSP was assisted at the scene by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkson police and fire departments, Leitchfield Fire Department, and Grayson County EMS.

The accident remains under investigation by Brooks.