About 6 a.m. Sunday, Sheriff Brent White was dispatched to a single-vehicle, rollover injury wreck on Ky. 274, approximately eight miles south of Eddyville. A 2018 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Tiffany Barbre, 33, of Cadiz was southbound on Ky. 274 when she failed to negotiate a curve and left the road before impacting trees and overturning down a 35-foot embankment.
The vehicle came to rest on its top and the operator was trapped before being freed by the Eddyville Fire Department and Lyon County Emergency Medical Service personnel.
Barbre was transported to Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for treatment.
Sheriff White credited OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response system with helping first responders locate Barbre and her severely damaged vehicle. “We don’t usually give commercial shout-outs, but if it had not been for OnStar, first responders would not have located this vehicle for a considerable amount of time due to its final rest position, which was down a steep embankment and under the canopy of thick vegetation,” the sheriff said. “The victim was upside down, injured, and trapped without any means of communication. Her vehicle was not visible from the roadway. Rescue crews had driven by the victim many times until being directed to the exact, pinpointed location with the help of the OnStar advisor and the Kentucky State Police dispatcher who worked together.”
On Thursday about 1:55 p.m., Sheriff Brent White was dispatched to a single-vehicle, rollover, injury wreck on Ky. 93 North approximately one-half mile north of Kuttawa. A 2001 Mazda pickup truck, driven by Ramiro Hernandez Jr., 18, of Kuttawa was northbound on Ky. 93 when he failed to negotiate a curve and left the road before going airborne and overturning.
Hernandez was injured in the wreck but declined Emergency Medical Service at the scene.