Two people were injured and a portion of Interstate 64 was shut down Saturday night after a man veered off the interstate and into a tree.
The accident happened around 5 p.m. Saturday after Lawrenceburg resident James Carney, 20, merged his Scion onto the interstate from Kentucky Highway 151 and into the path of a Honda Civic driven by 32-year-old Gary Edwards, of Norwich, Conn., Dep. Russ Persons of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said at the scene.
Carney swerved into the emergency lane and Edwards veered left and struck a tree head-on, Persons said.
Both westbound lanes of I-64 near the 48 mile marker were shut down for about 45 minutes as emergency officials worked to extract Edwards and his passenger Katie Soer, 27, of Louisville, from the vehicle wreckage.
Edwards was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.
“He lost a lot of blood,” Persons said.
Soer was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The two vehicles didn’t make contact so Carney wasn’t injured, but he stopped to aid Edwards, Persons said.