Wreck on SR60 W results in non-life-threatening injuries

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Staff Writer Kate Wehlann

Given the state of the 1977 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, flipped over and crushed into the front yard of a home on State Road 60, west of Campbellsburg, the fact no one was killed was surprising. The fact the driver and passenger were able to walk away from the wreck when they hadn't been wearing seat belts is even more so.

Ashley Meredith, 33, Campbellsburg, was traveling east on State Road 60 West with Michael Wheeler, 34, Campbellsburg, in the passenger seat when the right-side wheels went off the road. Meredith overcorrected and caused the vehicle to slide and flip over onto its top.

"It's a common thing — people panic and yank the wheel to the left and it causes the back wheels to fishtail and lose control of the vehicle," said Chief Deputy Brent Miller.

The cab of the truck was flattened and Meredith was trapped inside. Emergency responders called in a helicopter, anticipating it being necessary, but once she was cut from the vehicle and checked out by EMTs at the scene, she refused transport to the hospital, saying she and Wheeler would go by privately owned vehicle for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.

Responding to the scene were the Campbellsburg Fire Department, Salem Fire Department, Washington County EMTS, a Livonia firefighter, the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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