TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Homepage

May 30, 2013

One airlifted after wreck on 25E

Knox County man listed in serious condition

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

A Knox County man is in a Knoxville, Tenn. hospital after he suffered injuries in a one-car crash late Wednesday morning. The wreck occurred on U.S. 25E, north of Barbourville in the Bailey Switch community.

The driver of the car, 73-year-old Donald Brewer, of Barbourville, was airlifted from the crash scene by an Air Evac Lifeteam medical helicopter and flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was listed in serious condition Wednesday evening.

The wreck happened around 11:30 a.m., just south of the intersection of 25E, KY 3438 and Clover Ridge Road, and near Billy’s One Stop and the Spur Road #2 gas station.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department got the call at 11:35 a.m. and two deputies immediately went to the scene.

Brett Ledford, Chief of the nearby Bailey Switch Volunteer Fire Department, noted they received word three minutes later.

“We got a text at 11:38 a.m. of an accident and an address. One vehicle, one patient,” he said at the scene before the chopper landed on the four-lane. He and other volunteers went to assist deputies and EMT’s, stopping traffic on both sides of 25E to allow the medical helicopter room to land and take Brewer to the Tennessee hospital.

Deputy Adam Townsley said Brewer was a diabetic, and may have had a medical problem at the time of the wreck.

According to his report, Brewer was driving a late-model Infiniti QX4 hatchback, going south on 25E, and must have been going at a high rate of speed when he lost control. His car hit the mile marker 14 sign on the roadside, crossed the median, then went into the northbound lanes and hit a guard rail, which witnesses said caused Brewer to be ejected from his car.

He was thrown 137 feet from the guard rail over an embankment and landed on Clover Ridge Road next to a driveway. His car landed on a grassy spot near Clover Ridge Road just a few feet away from where Brewer landed.

Deputy Keith Liford, who assisted Townsley at the scene, added Brewer was not wearing a seat belt.

Along with both sheriff’s deputies and the volunteer fire department, the first responders were assisted at the scene by the Knox County EMS and Detectives Steve Owens and Brian Senters of the Barbourville Police Department.

1
Text Only
Homepage
  • Spring into a good book

    It’s time to spring into a good book. The Laurel County Public Library’s annual spring book sale opens to the public today (Thursday).

    April 17, 2014

Local News
Local Sports
0319 chs Hannah Hart.jpg

Corbin senior Hannah Hart is this week's Player of the Week after giving up just six earned runs in 22 1/3 innings over the team's spring break trip to Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

  • Season taking shape

    After seeing some impressive baseball, and softball games this past week, this I know — they’re only a handful of teams that will make a run for both the 13th Region baseball and softball titles.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ready for Action

    Seventy-five years is a long time, but in baseball years it seems like days.

    April 17, 2014

Editorials
Features
0412 Keith Decker.jpg

Keith Decker accepts his award for Kentucky Missionary of the Year.

Letters
Entertainment
  • Floss, Pyatt to perform at Corbin High

    Promising “An Evening of Fun and Entertainment,” humorist, comedian and storyteller Howard Floss will join multi-award winning singer and songwriter Dale Pyatt on stage in Corbin on Saturday, May 17.

    April 16, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
Poll
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook