(Crittenden, Ky.) – A crash on I-75 in northern Kentucky left seven people injured, two of them seriously Sunday afternoon.
Sheriff's deputies in Kenton County say a Chevrolet Blazer was heading northbound at the 168 mile marker when the accelerator stuck at about 2:30 p.m. The driver, Beverly Bates, of Dry Ridge, pulled into the emergency lane to stop the SUV, but it slipped into reverse and spun across the highway into a car.
A 12-year-old boy passenger in Bates’ SUV was seriously hurt. He was transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by medical helicopter.
Another passenger, Robert Scholl of Dry Ridge, also suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati by ambulance.
Three other people involved in the accident were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence for minor injuries.
The accident shut down the northbound lanes of I-75 until about 5:00 p.m.