Six people were injured — three of them children — in a two-car collision on US 23 at Jenkins.
The collision occurred Thursday, May 9, at the intersection of KY 3086, a common spot for collisions on the four-lane US 23.
According to Jenkins Police, Mary Karr, 63, of Wise, Va., told an officer she did not see an oncoming car and pulled out onto the highway in front of it. A 2015 Kia Sportage driven by Johnny F. Williams, 58, of Sutton, W.Va., was traveling north down the steep grade and struck Karr’s 2011 Toyota Camry in the left rear side at an estimated 55-60 miles per hour.
Williams was complaining of wrist and abdominal pain and other injuries and was taken directly from the accident scene to the Wings Air Rescue base about a half-mile away and airlifted to a trauma center.
Kar r was taken to Whitesburg ARH Hospital complaining of chest pain. Trexy L. Lindsey, 47, of Big Stone Gap, Va., the front seat passenger in Williams’s car, Isabella Thompson, 8, Alexus Thompson, 2, and Hayden Thompson, 1, were all transported to area hospitals by ambulance. No other information was available at presstime.