Two serious accidents Saturday in Spencer County

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By Shannon Brock

A Spencer County teenager was airlifted from the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Saturday night.
Logan Hedden, 17, of Floyd Street, was driving a 1995 Ford Taurus on Yoder Tipton Road when he lost control of the car, according to a collision report completed by Deputy Todd McClease, of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.
“The vehicle overturned and landed in a creek,” the report says. “He was entrapped in the vehicle and the fire department was called to extricate the operator.”
Hedden was flown by Kentucky Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital, the report says.
Human factors listed in the report are exceeded stated speed limit and not under proper control. The report lists the vehicle’s speed between 45 and 50 mph.
The roadway is listed as wet and the environmental factors named are that the surface was slippery.
Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.
An update on Hedden’s condition was not available as of press time.

A Coxs Creek woman was injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Louisville Road/Ky. 31E.


Ashely N. Steinmetz, 25, of Mobely Mill in Coxs Creek, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu and lost control of the vehicle while making a lefthand turn on a wet roadway. The vehicle “slid across the center line and struck Unit 2 in the passenger side,” according to the collision report filed by Sgt. Rob Thomas of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.
Unit 2 was a 1992 Chevrolet truck driven by Bascom E. Herron, 62, of Finley.
Steinmetz’ vehicle came to rest in the middle of the roadway.
After contact, the vehicle Herron was driving, owned by Commonwealth Building Pro in Campbellsville, ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole, the collision report says.
Steinmetz was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital. She had one passenger in the vehicle, her 6-year-old son Gavin Becker, but he was not injured.
Herron was not injured in the crash.
Human factors in the crash are listed as “too fast for conditions” and the environmental factor listed was that the surface was slippery.
Steinmetz’ estimated travel speed was not listed on the report.
Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.