Monday wreck

Two adults and two children were flown out to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 25E in Meldrum Monday morning.

Kentucky State Police Post 10 received the call on the collision at 10:28 a.m. Trooper Don Perry responded and began an investigation.

Preliminary investigation indicates 57-year-old Lewis Saylor, of Pineville, was attempting to make a left turn off of U.S. 25E onto Ky 188 while operating a yellow Chevrolet Cobalt. Saylor turned into the path of a blue Ford Fusion operated by 21-year-old Lauren Kirby, of Middlesboro, who was traveling north on U.S. 25E.

There was one passenger in each car. Ciara Jones,12, of Middlesboro, was the passenger in the yellow Cobalt and one-year-old Grayson Short, of Middlesboro, was the passenger in the blue Ford Fusion.

All four people involved in the accident were flown to UT.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the collision. Seatbelts and child restraints were in use at the time of the collision.

The Bell County Fire Department, Middlesboro Fire Department, Bell County Rescue Squad and constable Glen Hobbs all assisted on the scene. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Don Perry.

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