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Three Hospitalized After Head-On Crash in Hopkins County

According to the sheriff's office, the crash happened on Sunday evening when a driver swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting a deer.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 12:53 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2021 2:13 PM

Three people were sent to the hospital with injuries after a Sunday evening crash in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening in the area of Nebo Road, just west of Nebo.

According to the sheriff's office, preliminary investigation revealed that the crash happened when a woman driving down Nebo Road swerved into oncoming traffic in an attempt to avoid hitting a deer that had jumped out in front of her car.

After swerving into the opposite lane of traffic, the sheriff's office says the woman's car hit an SUV head-on.

The sheriff's office says that the woman driving in the car had to be freed from the vehicle and life-flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

The driver of the SUV and their passenger also had to be freed from their vehicle. They were taken to Baptist Health Madisonville by ambulance.

No further information has been released on the crash at this time. Stay with 44News on-air and online for updates.

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