A Milltown man was flown by helicopter ambulance from the scene of a two vehicle crash on State Road 56 West this morning. 

Washington County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a 911 call this morning at 6:40a on SR56 West, slightly west of West Washington School Road. 

According to Deputy Lucas Gray, Brandon Hawkins, 23, Milltown was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am eastbound on SR 56. 

photos courtesy Chad Reed

Gray said he crossed the center line and struck a log truck that was being driven westbound by Jonnie Gibson, 65, Campbellsburg. 

Hawkins stated he believed he had fallen asleep while driving. 

Gibson sustained minor injuries. 

Hawkins was flown by helicopter ambulance to U of L for serious injuries. 

Livonia Fire Department, Campbellsburg Fire Department, Salem Fire Department and Washington County EMS also assisted.