Accident Closes SR 60 Monday Evening

Accident Closes SR 60 Monday Evening


A two-vehicle accident closed State Road 60 West Monday evening and sent one driver by helicopter ambulance to Louisville.

Lannie Zink, age 88 of Campbellsburg was traveling eastbound and according to witnesses, Zink was stopped and waiting to turn onto Cave Spring Road, when he was rearended by Spencer Gilstrap, age 25 of Pekin.

Zink was driving a 2000 Ford van, while Gilstrap was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Truck.

Zink had to be extricated by members of the Salem Fire Department and was flown to University of Louisville hospital for treatment of injuries. 

Gilstrap refused treatment at the scene, but was later treated at St. Vincent hospital for minor injuries.

The crash is being investigated by Deputy Paul Ginkins.

The Salem Police Department and the Washington County Ambulance Service also assisted with the crash.