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7 hurt in Jenkins wreck

Seven people were injured, and two had to be flown to Pikeville after a two-vehicle collision at Jenkins on Saturday.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Jenkins Police said that so far the only thing that is sure is that the two vehicles collided at the intersection of KY 3086 and US 23, apparently when one driver drove into the path of the other.

Two of the occupants had to be cut from the vehicle by the Jenkins Fire Department, JPD Sgt. Jim Stephens said. Of the seven people injured, a girl and a woman were flown to Pikeville Medical Center by helicopter. A third helicopter was ordered, but was unable fly to the scene because of weather.

Stephens said the woman that ambulance personnel had intended to fly on the third helicopter was instead driven to Pikeville by ambulance. Two children and two men were taken to the Whitesburg hospital.

Stephens said he did not yet have the names of the people involved.

The collision occurred about 2: 18 p. m. Saturday. Ground ambulances from Neon Fire Rescue and Letcher Fire Rescue responded to the scene. Ambulances took patients to the Wings Air Rescue base nearby to be flown out by Wings and by Air Evac.

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