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Tow Truck Flips, 4 injured in 3 vehicle crash "UPDATED" (KY)

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - A tow truck was flipped upside down as a result of a three-vehicle crash in Scott County.

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A crash flipped a tow truck upside down Monday afternoon in Scott County (Nick Oliver/WKYT)

The crash happened on Long Lick Pike near Champions Way.

 

The tow truck was transporting a vehicle at the time of the collision. Another passenger vehicle was involved in the crash.

 

Long Lick Pike is currently blocked in the area of the crash.

 

Four were taken to the hospital as a result of the crash.

 

Tow Truck Driver was not injured: RESOURCE LINK with video

 

UPDATED:

Monday accident turns fatal as woman dies

 

A 93-year-old Stamping Ground woman died Monday from injuries she suffered in a three-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Long Lick Pike, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Sgt. Jeremy Johnson said Wanda Offutt died at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

 

A preliminary investigation suggests Tommy Furnish, 49, of Stamping Ground, was driving a 1997 Honda Accord and traveling outbound on Long Lick Pike when he collided with a tow truck traveling inbound, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. The tow truck was operated by Cole Farris, 20, of Union, Ky., and ended up flipping over. Furnish’s vehicle then collided with a 2009 Mazda 6 driven by Susan Offutt, 66 of Georgetown, also traveling inbound, according to the Sheriff’s Office press release.

 

Johnson said Furnish struck the tow truck in the tool box area, then Furnish collided with the Offutt’s vehicle in an offset head-on manner and that Wanda Offutt was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown to the floor of the vehicle.

 

He also said the only charge he could speak too Wednesday morning was that Furnish was driving on a suspended operator’s license and should not have been driving at all.

 

Both Offutt and Furnish were transported to the UK hospital, where Wanda passed away.

 

The collision remains under investigation by the Georgetown/Scott County Collision Investigation Unit.

 

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glad the driver was not hurt at least the car on the deck was tied down correctly it stayed right on the deck.     here in Florida there are a lot of drivers use only one strap of an 8 point tie down or one chain and the cable for tension and law enforcement does nothing and owners either don't know or don't care no straps or safety chains on wheel lift either 

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Are there any better pictures of the tie down. What are the odds this driver did it right? What If the vehicle had come off the deckand it could have hit another vehicle? the outcome would have been much different. We should all take note!!!

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