Two adults and two children were injured in a crash Tuesday evening along Lebanon Road a few miles outside Danville.
A pair of passenger cars struck partially head-on along a curve, causing massive damage to both vehicles.
Lexington resident Evan Denham, 33, was the sole occupant of a silver Honda. Sherry Thomas, 28, of Johnson Branch Road and her two children, 4-year-old Noah and 7-year-old Allie, were in the other car, according to Deputy Jody Adams.
All four were taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center with broken bones and possible internal injuries. Denham may have suffered from a collapsed lung, Adams said. They were later transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
According to preliminary investigations by the Boyle Sheriff’s Department, it appears Denham had moved into the opposite lane and passed a vehicle but hadn’t gotten back into his lane when the vehicles collided head on. Adams said the investigation is ongoing and nothing is yet certain.
Rainy weather and the curve in the road are among the contributing factors to the crash, according to officials.
A dog was also in the vehicle driven by Thomas. Animal control picked the dog up following the wreck.
Mike Martin lives in a house right at the curve where the accident happened. He said another vehicle flipped and landed in his front yard in almost the exact same spot only a few weeks ago. Other vehicles have driven into his yard and through the fence around his farm.
“In bad weather, you can guarantee you’re going to have wrecks here because people drive too fast,” Martin said, as he watched emergency responders clean up the most recent crash scene Tuesday. “They might as well just park an EMS ambulance in my driveway.”