July 4, 2014

Man fighting for life following June 27 crash


A Laurel County man continues to fight for his life at the University of Kentucky Medical Center following a motorcycle crash Friday evening.

According to family members, Charles “Buzzy” Maxey remains in critical condition and has undergone several surgeries stemming from the crash on Ky. 1535 (Sinking Creek Road), seven miles west of London, around 7 p.m. Friday.

Maxey, 37, was traveling south on Ky. 1535 on a 2009 Yamaha when he apparently lost control of the motorcycle, crossed over the northbound lane and into a ditchline traveling for approximately 113 feet. The motorcycle hit a culvert, causing it to flip from the ditchline and hit a truck that was parked in the driveway, bouncing off the truck’s bumper and crashing into a wood fence approximately 18 feet away. Maxey went through the fence, landing 10 feet away in a field while the motorcycle landed on the other side of the driveway.

Maxey was stabilized by members of Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County until a PHI helicopter arrived at the scene and flew Maxey to the Lexington hospital.

Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott continues the investigation into the accident. He was assisted at the scene by Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Robbie Grimes and Court Security Officer Jamie Grimes. Also assisting at the scene were members of the London-Laurel Rescue Squad and Colony Volunteer Fire Department.

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