Two teens were injured Tuesday evening in a single-vehicle wreck about 2.5 miles north of Eddyville. The accident was reportedly caused by a deer.
According to Lyon County Sheriff's Department, a 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by Michael D. Jones, 16, of Eddyville was northbound on Ky. 373 when a deer appeared in the roadway. Jones told Deputy Joe Witherspoon he braked and swerved to avoid hitting the animal, which caused the vehicle to leave the west side of the roadway and crash into a ditch before overturning several times.
A 15-year-old male passenger, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected during the rollover, sustaining a serious leg injury. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of his injury. His name was no released by authorities.
Jones was taken to Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for treatment of his injuries and was later released.
The deputy reports residents near the collision site were providing first-aid to the teens when he arrived at the scene.
The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m.
Witherspoon was assisted by Eddyville Fire Department, Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Emergency Management and Air Evac Lifeteam.