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Isom woman hurt in wreck now faces charge of driving under the influence

An Isom woman was seriously injured after she crashed her car through a guardrail on KY 15 on January 4.

Kentucky State Police charged the driver, Christie Sizemore, 38, of Isom, with driving under the influence.

KSP received a 911 call at 2:39 p.m. on Friday that a car had flipped at Dry Fork, and that one person was trapped inside. The car went into a deep ravine next to KY 15 on the mountain between Dry Fork and Van and landed on its top.

Letcher Ambulance and Sandlick Fire Department responded to the crash.

Cody Williamson, of West Virginia, was driving behind her and caught the accident on dash-cam video that has since gone viral.

The video shows the Sizemore’s black, compact SUV traveling south on KY 15 when the vehicle suddenly veers to the right into a guardrail, turns sharply back to the left, and then crosses three lanes before it jumps over the opposite guardrail and flips, taking a section of guardrail with it.

The car stopped 50 to 75 feet over the hill.

Sizemore was taken to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital emergency room and transferred to Pikeville Medical Center with multiple injuries. She was the only occupant of the car.

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