Washington County EMS and the Campbellsburg Fire Department arrived at a one-vehicle accident in Campbellsburg early this morning to find a White Van overturned in a yard that had been driven by a 12-year-old boy from Bedford.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department received the call at 5:51a and was advised the van was overturned in a yard at the corner of SR60 and Hickory Street in Campbellsburg.
Deputy Allen Taylor and Officer Lucas Gray investigated the scene and found the boy was from Bedford.
EMS spoke to the boy and to his parents, who arrived later.
The parents advised EMS they would transport him to a hospital in Bedford and did not need ambulance support.
Deputies spoke to the boy’s parents and learned that he had never attempted to take a vehicle before and they were unaware that he took the van until they received the phone call about the crash.
Police believe the van was headed eastbound.
For unknown reasons, according to the police report, the van went left of center into the opposite lane of travel.
The boy overcorrected and ran into a ditch, then overturned multiple times and came to a stop in a nearby yard.
The only damage, other than the vehicle, was to a mailbox and damage to the grass in the yard.