Single vehicle accident on KY 44

-A A +A
By Robin Bass

If Tom McAnelly had not made a trip to the kitchen early Saturday morning, Willis Milburn might not be alive today, said Spencer County Deputy Gordan Miles.

Looking out a window, McAnelly told police that he could see head lights shining in the woods near his house. Far from where they should normally be seen along KY 44/Mt. Washington Road.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene at 3 a.m., they found Milburn’s white truck about 30 feet down an embankment.

“If someone hadn’t called it in, we might not have seen him,” said Miles.

After being cut out of the car by firefighters, 63-year-old Milburn was flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

Miles said his condition was listed as stable Monday afternoon.

The deputy believes Milburn might have dozed off before running his truck up the guard rail and being launched airborn into the trees.