KSP: Crash involving ambulance hospitalized 5 children, 3 adults

FALMOUTH, KY (FOX19) - Officials said eight people were injured after a crash on U.S. 27 involving an ambulance near Falmouth.

Pendleton County Emergency Management said U.S. 27 was shut down near Liberty Ridge Road for nearly two hours due to the crash.

Kentucky State Police reported Pendleton County EMS was traveling southbound on U.S. 27 responding to a non emergency call for service. A Chevrolet Traverse was traveling north on U.S. 27 when it encountered slick road conditions.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Johnnie McCoy, 37, from Falmouth, lost control of the vehicle and traveled into the southbound lanes of travel. The Pendleton County Ambulance, driven by Cherie Sullivan, 41, from Falmouth, was unable to avoid the collision and made contact with the driver side door of the Chevrolet.

The Kentucky State Police said they do not expect to have any charges filed or any citations issued.

Two Pendleton County EMS workers, Johnnie McCoy and her 5 children, all properly restrained, were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas, UC Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The extent of the injuries ranged from minor scraps to concussions and multiple lower body fractures. All of the injured were last listed in stable condition.

Dan Owens lives next to where the accident happened and said he sees at least two crashes a year along this stretch.

"We've seen people parish right here, right in front of my driveway," he said.

Officials said weather seemed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by the Pendleton County Sheriff's Department, Falmouth Fire Department, Pendleton County EMS, Southern Campbell Fire Department and Alexandria Fire Department.

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