Four people sent to hospital following head-on crash on US 41-A

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Four people have been sent to the hospital following a head-on collision along US 41-A.

It happened Monday afternoon on US 41-Alternate, just south of Highway 416, between Cairo and Poole in Henderson County.

Deputies say 18-year-old Blake Bentley, of Henderson, lost control of his vehicle and over corrected, crashing head-on with an SUV driven by 61-year-old Keith Demoss.

Demoss had his wife, Kelly, 48, and her mother Mary Grim, 70, in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The two collided in the southbound lane US 41-A. A semi truck, driven by Edward Greenfield, watched the incident unfold.

Greenfield slammed on his brakes causing his tractor trailer to jack-knife, spilling diesel all over the road.

Two people were taken to Methodist Hospital and two were taken St. Vincent in Evansville for their injuries.

We will continue to update information as it becomes available.

Original

Emergency crews are responding to a crash on US 41-Alternate between Cairo and Poole in Henderson County.

The sheriff’s office said two vehicles hit each other head on.

One vehicle just had a driver and the other vehicle contained three people.

All were taken to the hospital.

The extent of the injuries is unknown and the scene is still being cleaned up.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said US 41-A is expected to be closed until about 2010.

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(This story was originally published on November 19, 2018)

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