Vehicle goes air born, driver hits trees, ditches, loses engine in crash, 2 injured

Violent Ky. crash

CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two people were taken to a medical center following a crash in Calloway County, Kentucky on Wednesday, May 15.

According to officials with the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, Murray Calloway County EMS and Calloway County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene at the 500 block of Douglas road.

Officials said a single vehicle rollover collision occurred. When officials arrived, they said a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette was in the center of the road with severe damage.

Driver, Jake E. Wrye of Murray and passenger, Austin S. Brittain also of Murray were still inside the vehicle.

Officials said they both were alert but had to be extricated from the vehicle by non mechanical means.

Officials said it appeared as though the vehicle went air born and when it came back onto the roadway, the driver lost control and hit several trees and two different ditch lines.

Afterwards, officials said the vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway hard enough for the engine to break free from the vehicle.

The engine was found in a creek bank 477 feet from where the vehicle left the road.

Officials confirmed that speed in excess of 120 miles per hour and alcohol were factors in the collision.

Wrye and Brittain were both transported to an emergency room in the area for treatment.

Brittain was later transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center by way of AirEvac for further treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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