Local Resident Severely Injured In Shepherdsville I-65 Crash, Showing Improvements After Reconstructive Surgery
Darren Doyle, story:
A Brownsville man was severely injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer on I-65 yesterday in Shepherdsville.
According to a Shepherdsville Police report, a 2002 Peterbuilt semi lost a trailer load which contained 42,000 pounds of rolled steel. The report also said that the out-of-control trailer went into the center portion of the highway and threw debris into the air and into oncoming northbound traffic. The truck was reportedly registered to O and I Transport out of Michigan City, IN, driven by Jeffery Lee Mayfield, (48) of Louisville.
The report also stated that this debris was thrown into the path of David Houchin, (61) of Brownsville, who was traveling north on I-65 in a 2010 Ford Expedition. Houchin reportedly swerved to avoid the debris and clipped a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Mindy Tucker (39) of Cox's Creek, KY. This caused Houchin's vehicle to leave the roadway where it collided with a tree.
Houchin suffered severe head and facial injuries and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital by Bullitt County EMS.
According to family members, Houchin was traveling to a Louisville hospital to visit his brother Terry, who had been ill for quite some time. Houchin, who is more commonly known as "Dink," and a longtime employee of the Bank of Edmonson County, is showing improvement after surgery, according to his brother, Tommy.
"They took him to surgery last night about 10 o'clock," said Tommy. "They were concerned that he might lose his eye, but after reconstructive surgery, it seems to be doing much better today. He was responding to verbal commands this morning, which is an extremely positive sign."
The report does not say what caused the semi truck to lose the load and the Shepherdsville Police declined to give any further information than what was listed on the report.
"We know everyone's been praying for us and we appreciate it," Tommy said. "Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers."
Marian (James) Singleton
2/23/2017 10:25:54 am
My prayers are with the family. I've known them all my life and Ronnie was in my class at school until he stayed back in 8th grade. Sweet, sweet people.
2/23/2017 10:40:33 am
This is why I love the Voice. They do actual reporting instead of giving lame editorials about what Frankfort needs to do. Prayers to this wonderful family.
2/23/2017 10:42:08 am
He is a beautiful soul in our community and we all hope he recovers quickly because he is always a pleasure to be around! Always happy and always cutting up. Get well soon!
2/23/2017 11:26:35 am
Praying for the whole family.
2/23/2017 11:38:10 am
Thank U Darren (The Voice) for the updates --------Dink has a heart of gold & im
2/23/2017 11:55:15 am
Prayers for a full recovery for you Dink.
2/23/2017 12:05:09 pm
Prayers continue for both our Dink and Terry. Everybody please continue to pray.
2/23/2017 12:07:12 pm
Lifting David up in prayer. God bless
Bobby Jaggers and Family
2/23/2017 12:13:47 pm
Praying for Dink's healing he is the best of the best.
Theresa and Truman Carroll
2/23/2017 01:04:12 pm
Praying for his complete recovery. This is so horrific...😢🙏🏻
Jim hollis &Family
2/23/2017 01:09:42 pm
Praying for the family and doctors.
2/23/2017 01:37:29 pm
I am so glad Dink is still here with us We will be praying for him and his family and may the Lord lift their burdens from them until they can carry them again...
2/23/2017 06:51:10 pm
Prayers for you all. Keep fighting Dink.
2/23/2017 06:55:47 pm
Prayers for David.
2/23/2017 08:50:42 pm
Thank you God that Dink is still with us. Prayers for fast healing and prayers for Terry also.
Tommie n Fred heath
2/23/2017 08:53:03 pm
Praying for you Dink. Praying for all the Doctors n Nurses taking care of you. God bless you🙏
2/23/2017 09:09:11 pm
Keeping you in my prayers!
Geraldine Torrence Vincent
2/24/2017 08:06:44 am
Hope everything goes ok and he is a very sweet man and let the lord hold him andheal him .
Susann and Eugene Kidder
2/24/2017 08:54:56 am
David and family Gene and I are praying for you and your family hang in and stay strong you were one of the faces at Edmonson bank we always depended on we know your community,family are all doing the same
Walter n Wanda Wolfe
2/25/2017 12:46:43 am
This is sad, sure praying for a quick recovery for you David! It's always a pleasure talking to you when we come in the Bank! God be with you!
Faye and Ollie Lady
2/25/2017 03:23:54 am
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. They have very good doctors at Uof L. He is in good hands. Will be glad to see him back at the bank.
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