Darren Doyle, story:
A serious crash involving an overturned vehicle has left a Brownsville man in critical condition, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Officials said they were called to the scene of the single vehicle accident around 4:15pm on Sunday, June 18, 2017 on KY HWY 70 (Mammoth Cave Road). The sheriff's office reported that James D. Francis, (46) of Brownsville, who was heading east in a 2005 Mercury Sable, was unable to negotiate a left curve and his car exited the right side of the roadway.
Authorities said that as the car left the roadway it began to roll towards the passenger's side and the top side of the vehicle struck a tree. The car then fell down an embankment and came to rest on its top, trapping the driver inside.
Officials said that Edmonson County JAWS extricated an unresponsive Mr. Francis from the vehicle. The severity of his injuries are unknown at this time, according to the sheriff's office. He was transported via Edmonson EMS to the Edmonson County Library parking lot where he was then air-lifted to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods of KY.
Francis was listed as being in critical condition in the intensive care unit. It was reported that the driver was wearing his seat belt.
Also responding to the accident was the Brownsville Police Department, Chalybeate Fire Dept, Kyrock Fire Dept, and the District 2 Constable.