, Corbin, KY

October 2, 2013

One-vehicle wreck sends man to hospital


CORBIN —  A one-vehicle crash on Ky. 6 in Woodbine sent a Whitley County man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m.

It happened about a mile east of the Woodbine Fire and Rescue station, on a straight stretch near the Whitley-Knox county line. A Dodge van driven by Eddie Moses, 54, of Little Wolf Creek Road, Williamsburg, was going westbound on Ky. 6 when he told authorities he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, and the van went into an embankment. A dog was also in the van at the time of the wreck.

First responders were able to get both Moses, and the dog — a pit bull named “Sam” — out of the van. Moses was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin hospital with neck and knee injuries, according to the fire department. The dog was not injured, and is safe.

Woodbine Fire Chief Rick Fore said trees were laying on about two-thirds of the roadway when they arrived at the scene of the accident, and were cleared by the fire crew.

Deputy Joe Prewitt of the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office was the investigating officer. Woodbine Fire and Rescue, along with Whitley County Ambulance, assisted at the scene.