By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
A London woman injured in what was termed as a “severe” two-car crash in November has died.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root said that Darlene Woods, 58, died Saturday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Root said that the night before Thanksgiving, on Nov. 27, Deputy Larry Parrott investigated the crash that killed Woods on KY 80.
Five people, including Woods, were seriously injured in the crash. Root said that apparently the driver of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, Cora M. Wilson, 35, of Mt. Vernon, crossed the center line on KY 80, crashing into a Honda C-RV.
Wilson had two teenagers with her in the Pontiac.
The Honda was driven by Woods’ husband, 59-year-old Stanley Woods.
Root said that all persons inside both vehicles had to be extricated from the two vehicles, which he said were “severely damaged.”
The London-Laurel EMS extricated the victims. Four occupants were flown in four different helicopters from Air Evac and PH-1. The fifth victim was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to the London Corbin Airport, then flown out on Air Evac’s Fixed Wing. All the injured in that crash were taken to UK-Lexington.
Assisting at the scene was Laurel Sheriff’s Lt. Chuck Johnson, who reconstructed the crash, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Sgt. E.R. Rudder, as well as the Bush Volunteer Fire Department and Constable Tim May.
“This crash was one of the most severe (I) have ever investigated,” Parrott reported.
The investigation into the crash continues, led by Parrott and Johnson.
By John L. Ross / Staff Writer
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