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April 20, 2014

Wreck on I-64 severely injures passenger

FLOYD COUNTY — The passenger of a 2012 silver Volkswagon suffered serious injuries following a single-car accident on Interstate 64 eastbound, near mile marker 121, Saturday around 4:40 p.m.

The preliminary investigation reveals the vehicle, driven by Jesse Crawford, 28, New Albany, was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed and left the roadway colliding with a rock embankment, according to a release from the Floyd County Combined Accident Reconstruction Team — or CART.

The passenger of the vehicle was not restrained and suffered life-threatening injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, but drug testing is pending. The name of the passenger was not released.

CART was formed in July 2007, by Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, to investigate all fatality crashes and those involving serious bodily injury that may result in criminal charges. CART Team members have additional training in crash reconstruction and scene diagramming.

Besides the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, other agencies assisting included Yellow Ambulance, Air Methods, New Chapel and Lafayette fire departments.


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