Campbellsburg First Responders, Washington County EMS, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Campbellsburg Town Marshall David Nicholson all responded to a three-vehicle crash in Smedley at 6:15am on Wednesday.
According to Deputy Alan Taylor, Harold Elliott, 91, Campbellsburg, was taken by helicopter ambulance to University of Louisville hospital with head trauma.
Elliott was driving a 1997 Dodge Dakota.
James Stalker II, 28, Mitchell, was travelling eastbound on State Road 60 in a 1989 Maroon Toyota pickup, when Elliott pulled out from Smedley Road.
“Stalker tried to swerve around him,” said Taylor. “He couldn’t avoid it.”
Stalker’s vehicle left the road on the north side, drove into a ditch and then crossed 60 to come to a stop on a ridge on the southside.
In a second accident, Terry Pointer, 54, Clarksville, was travelling westbound on 60 and as he approached the accident scene he saw Stalker’s vehicle on the side of the road and looked over.
“I think he was distracted and then hit the rear passenger side of Elliott’s truck,” said Taylor.
Washington County EMS transported both Elliott and Stalker to St. Vincent Hospital where Elliott was flown to Louisville. Stalker was treated for a laceration on his left eye.