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July 11, 2013

Three injured in I-75 crash

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A test drive indeed became testy after the driver and two passengers were involved in a two-vehicle accident on I-75 on Saturday afternoon.

The cause of the accident remains unanswered, as the two drivers involved gave conflicting stories to a Laurel county Sheriff’s Deputy who investigated the crash.

Regardless, four of six people involved were transported to Saint Joseph London for injuries stemming from the accident.

Deputy Larry Parrott investigated the accident that occurred around 4:49 p.m., one mile north of London, that involved two vehicles in the northbound lane.

A press release from the sheriff’s office stated 23-year-old Jordan L. Lawson of Grayson, Ky., was traveling north when he rounded a curve and struck a Nissan Pathfinder driven by C.D. Broom, 58, of Perrysburg, Ohio, in the rear. The Pathfinder spun around backwards into the grass median.

But why the accident occurred remains in question as Lawson said it looked as if the Pathfinder was stopped to make an improper left turn. Broom, however, said he was not stopped but was instead making a lane change.

There were no witnesses available to verify either story.

Lawson received possible injuries from the crash and was taken to Saint Joseph London for medical treatment. His passenger, 32-year-old Kimberly Lawson was also transported, although a 2-year-old child in the vehicle was not hurt. Neither was 29-year-old Jonathan Owens of London, who was a passenger in the Pathfinder, although the other two persons in the Pathfinder —  Broom and 60-year-old Harold Arnold of London, were taken for medical treatment from the accident.

Assisting Parrott at the scene were members of the London Fire Department and Laurel County Volunteer Fire Department.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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