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Semi versus Sedan: Nancy woman airlifted to UK after colliding with truck towing a bulldozer

A Nancy woman was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a two-vehicle accident involving a semi towing a large bulldozer. The accident happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Ky.

914 and Oakhill Road. Peggy McClendon, 56, was treated at the scene by Somerset-Pulaski County EMS before being transported by an Air Methods helicopter. A UK spokesperson said that she was listed in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.

A 3-year-old passenger in McClendon’s vehicle was transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Somerset Police Department. SPD officers determined that McClendon was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Oakhill Road when it appears she failed to stop for a red light. The Impala was struck in the driver’s side area by a 2009 Peterbilt Semi towing a bulldozer.

The semi was traveling northbound on Ky.

914 and was being driven by Kenneth McCown, 49, of Mount Vernon.

McCown was not reported as being injured in the accident.

SPD, EMS and Air Methods were assisted at the scene by the Somerset Fire Department, Pulaski County Special Response Team/Hazmat and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Safe Patrol.



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