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August 30, 2008

Man airlifted after wreck on Ky. 1675

A Somerset man who was ejected from the pickup truck he was driving in a one-vehicle accident on Ky. 1675 was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center Friday evening..

The accident sent two other Somerset men to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Scott West, Shawn Creech, 26, Somerset, was driving a pickup truck northbound on Ky. 1675 when he lost control, crossing over the centerline and going into the fence row, traveling approximately 100 feet.

At that point, West said, the truck came back into the southbound lane and the front end dug into the ground. The truck stopped as if it had been traveling southbound.

Creech was ejected from the vehicle and was later flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by Air Med.

The accident took place at approximately 6 p.m.

Passengers in the truck, Charles S. Bryant, 27, Somerset, and Anthony Ping, 29, Somerset, were transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by Somerset Fire/EMS.

West said the department is investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.

According to a spokesperson for the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Creech was listed in critical condition at press time.

According to Susan Ramsey Wilson, Bryant and Ping were being treated in the emergency and were stable at press time.

Assisting at the scene were the Shopville Stab Volunteer Fire Department and Mt. Victory Volunteer Fire Department.

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