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Truck bursts into flames minutes after driver ejected

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Second Wednesday crash sends woman, child to University Hospital

By Shannon Brock

Mount Washington man ejected in fiery crash Wednesday morning
A Mount Washington man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a fiery crash last Wednesday morning.

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Ethan T. McIntosh, 22, of the 300 block of Cedar Ridge Road in Mount Washington, was traveling eastbound on Mount Washington Road around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when his 2002 Chevrolet Extended S10 veered off the right shoulder, striking the guardrail end, according to a collision report prepared by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Montgomery.
The truck “went over [the] guardrail, striking multiple trees, coming to rest on passenger side of vehicle,” the report reads.
McIntosh was ejected through the front windshield, and the truck “burst into flames,” the report says.
McIntosh was transported by Spencer County EMS to the Red Barn Horse Arena, where he was then airlifted via helicopter.
The collision report estimates McIntosh was traveling between 55 and 65 mph and cites human factors in the collision as inattention and not under proper control.
According to the report, alcohol is not suspected as a factor.
No other vehicles were involved, and no other passengers were in the vehicle.
The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Spencer County EMS and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to the scene.

Wednesday afternoon wreck sends woman, child to hospital
A one-vehicle wreck last Wednesday afternoon sent a Taylorsville woman and child to the hospital.
Rita Dennison, 63, of the 100 block of Elk Creek Road, was driving her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Ky. 1633 around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday when it left the right shoulder,  overcorrected, crossed the oncoming lane, ran off the left shoulder, and hit the embankment and several trees before the vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side, according to a collision report prepared by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Montgomery.
Two children — a 10-year-old and a 2-year-old — were passengers in the vehicle. The Spencer Magnet is not releasing their names because they are juveniles.
Dennison was transported to University of Louisville Hospital by Spencer County EMS. The 10-year-old child was transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital by Spencer County EMS.
The 2-year-old child was not injured and not transported.
The collision report estimates Dennison was traveling between 55 and 65 mph and cites a human factor in the collision as inattention. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash, according to the report.
No other vehicles were involved.
The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Spencer County EMS and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to the scene.