A Wayne County woman is in serious condition after an accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of Ky. 461 and the entrance to the Valley Oak Commerce Complex.
Loretta Baker, 68, of Monticello, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center due to injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred at approximately 10 a.m. according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office (PCSO).
Deputy Brett Thomas is leading the ongoing investigation, but preliminary findings indicate that Baker was northbound on Ky. 461 in a 2006 Chrysler Minivan when she crossed the center line and struck a tractor-trailer which was sitting still in the southbound turn lane on the highway waiting to turn left onto Pin Oak Drive (the main entrance into the industrial complex).
The truck driver -- Camacho Borroto, 29, from Smyrna, Tennessee -- was not apparently injured. Baker was treated on the scene by Somerset-Pulaski County EMS before being flown by Air Methods to Lexington, where she was listed in serious condition at UK Wednesday afternoon.
Both vehicles were disabled and had to be removed from the scene by local wrecker companies. The Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team (SRT) was dispatched to assist with cleanup due to fuel and oil spills from damaged vehicles. There were no leaks from the trailer container, according to PCSO.
In addition to SRT, Dep. Thomas was assisted at the scene by the Kentucky State Police and Shopville Volunteer Fire Department.