Multiple helicopters respond to I-75 crash; 3 in critical condition

Multiple helicopters respond to I-75 crash; 3 in critical condition
The left lane is open on SB I-75 just before the Crittenden exit in Northern Kentucky. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)
The left lane is open on SB I-75 just before the Crittenden exit in Northern Kentucky. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)

KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Three people were transported to a hospital by helicopter Thursday morning after a crash on Interstate 75 near Crittenden.

The accident was reported just before 5 a.m.

Police say Wesley Boone, 36, of Cynthiana, was going south on I-75 between Walton and Crittenden when, for some reason, he went on a steep embankment of the grass shoulder, went back toward the road, hit a guardrail, and flipped.

Boone and two of his passengers, Amy Callahan, 33, and Jacob Maclean, 34, are all in critical condition. Medical helicopters landed on the highway to transport them to an area hospital.

Authorities say a fourth passenger wasn't hurt.

The crash closed the interstate for more than an hour Thursday morning, according to Kenton County dispatchers.

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