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January 14, 2013

Two sent to hospital following Corbin crash

CORBIN — By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

A two-car crash Friday afternoon in Corbin sent two people to the hospital.

Susan Vaughn, of Corbin, was a passenger in a Ford Probe driven by her husband, Michael Vaughn, also of Corbin.

They were driving toward Corbin on Hwy. 25W when a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Wilma Jean Hoskins, of Lily, attempted to make a left turn, according to Michael Vaughn.

Hoskins drove into the path of the Vaughns’ Ford, causing the crash, according to Vaughn. The crash happened in front of the So-P-J Car Wash.

“She just turned right in front of us,” he said. “I just couldn’t stop — I locked (the brakes) up, but just didn’t stop in time.”

He said both he and his wife were wearing seat belts. “I had the airbag, too, so that helped me,” he said. Michael Vaughn was uninjured. His wife had visible marks on her right arm and face, and was placed in a neck brace at the scene. She had no life-threatening injuries but was transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center.

Hoskins, visibly shaken and in pain, was placed in a neck and back brace and taken on a stretcher to an ambulance. It was unknown at press time whether she was wearing a seat belt at the time of impact. She was transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

“All of a sudden, she just turned,” Susan Vaughn said, shaking her head. “If people wouldn’t be in such a blasted hurry, things like this wouldn’t happen.”

West Knox Fire Department, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and Kentucky State Trooper Raymond D. Foley assisted in the crash.

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