3 Kentucky FFs Injured in Crash



Several firefighters are recovering after crashing their fire truck on the way to an emergency call.

Officials said the crash happened at about 1:19 a.m. Sunday 11900 block of U.S. Highway 42 in Oldham County. The vehicle crashed between Club Drive and Goshen Lane.

Investigators said the North Oldham Fire Department vehicle was heading westbound on the highway en route to a fire at a home in the Paramount Estates subdivision.

Police said the vehicle left the road, struck two utility poles and overturned, landing on the passenger side of the truck.

Chief Rick Albers was driving the fire truck. Medics said he was taken to Norton Brownsboro Hospital. Capt. Mitch Slaughter was also taken to that hospital.

Firefighter Thomas Woosley was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. Officials said all three only suffered minor injuries and were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The crash caused a power outage to a large portion of the U.S. 42 corridor from Oldham County to Henry County. LG&E crews are working to restore service.

The highway was shut down for the repair and investigation efforts.


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