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A husband and wife were taken to the hospital by ambulance after their SUV overturned on HWY 259 N Monday afternoon.
Emergency workers were paged to the 7000 block of HWY 259 N, just north of the HWY 728 junction around 5pm to the report of an overturned SUV with trapped occupants.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a witness said the white SUV, which was a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, appeared to have suffered a malfunction where the vehicle locked up while traveling north on the roadway. According to evidence on scene, the vehicle then rotated 180 degrees and traveled backwards, landed on the guardrail, slid north on the guardrail for about 20 feet while backwards, then landed off the road in the grass where the vehicle overturned then landed into a fence.
The driver, Polly Goins, (77), and her passenger, Charles Goins, (75), both of Bee Spring, were transported to the hospital by Edmonson EMS with unknown injuries. According to emergency radio traffic, extrication was required to remove at least one of the occupants of the vehicle.
Also responding were the Kyrock and Brownsville Fire Departments, Edmonson County Emergency Management, and Edmonson County JAWS. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office is in charge of the investigation.