Four medical helicopters take victims to hospital after crash
BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -
Four medical helicopters were called to the scene of a head-on crash in Boone County on Thursday.
A pickup truck and car collided in the 15,000 block of Glencoe Verona Rd. (KY 16) in Verona around 5:15 p.m.
Rudy Barber, 35, was driving a Mazda MX-6 northbound on KY 16 when he lost control in a curve and went left of center. Clyde Oliver, 66, was driving a Toyota pickup truck southbound when he saw the Mazda coming toward him. Oliver braked and steered towards the right in an attempt to avoid the Mazda. The two vehicles collided off the road leaving the Mazda flipped on its top.
Ashley Adcock, 25, and Ashley Honican, 16, were passengers in Barber's car at the time of the crash. Authorities say all four occupants were sent to the hospital by medical helicopters.
Barber, Oliver and Adcock were taken to University Hospital and are in stable condition. Honican was taken to Children's Hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.
The crash remains under investigation. Authorities say it appears bald tires on the Mazda are to blame for the loss of control.