Two people were injured in a wreck at the intersection of Justice Drive and Highway 80. (photo by Bailey Richards)
Two-people involved in a collision on Highway 80 in Hazard are in stable condition after being airlifted to different hospitals Wednesday afternoon.
Suel Colwell, 68, and his son, 36-year-old Christopher Colwell, were test driving a Nissan passenger car at approximately 2 p.m. when they attempted to pull onto Fitz Gilbert Road in front of the Daniel Boone Shopping Center. That’s when a semi-truck traveling in the east bound lane and driven by 40-year-old Christopher Hall approached the intersection and collided with the side of the car.
Suel Colwell was airlifted to Holston Valley Hospital in Tennessee, according to Deputy Chief Joe Engle with the Hazard Police Department, while Christopher Colwell was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Engle noted that at last check they were listed in stable condition, while Christopher Hall was uninjured.
Engle said it appeared from witness statements taken at the scene that Hall ran the red light, though at present he is continuing the investigation and expects to obtain further statements. He noted that he does not suspect drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.