UPDATE: Truck Crashes into Home, Four People Hospitalized

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/3/13 @ 10:50 a.m.
LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Four people were taken to the hospital after a truck crashed through a home Tuesday evening.

It happened along RC Lane in Vanceburg around 5:30 p.m.

Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens says Johnny Templeton, 52, of Foster, was driving on RC Lane when he lost control and crashed into the home of Doug Hyrne.

Hyrne, Wanda Geagley, and Geagley's grandson were in the home when the truck came crashing through.

Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens says two of the people were thrown from the living room to the front porch area of the home. He says that a portion of the home collapsed, trapping those two people under the debris for about 30 minutes.

All three people that were inside the home were flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

John Templeton was taken to Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Kentucky.

Sheriff Bivens says the "black box" was taken from the truck to determine the speed and any braking before the crash.

The case will be presented to the Lewis County Grand Jury to determine if charges will be filed against Templeton.

The Lewis County Sheriff''s Office, Vanceburg Police, Vanceburg Fire and Rescue and KDMT all assisted in the crash.

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ORIGINAL STORY 4/2/13 @ 11:58 p.m.
LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A quiet night at home turned into a nightmare for a family in Vanceburg, Ky., when a pickup truck crashed through their home, sending three people to the hospital.

Lewis County 911 dispatchers say it happened along Slate Hollow Road about 5:30 p.m.

Vanceburg Police say the pickup truck blasted across the front porch and right through the living room

A woman, her boyfriend and her grandson were watching TV on the living room sofa when the truck crashed into the home. All three were flown to the hospital by helicopter.

“It's awful, you just never dream of nothing like this until it happens,” said Ervin Brown, a brother of one of the victims “I've lived up on this hillside for years. We've come up here in winter time and everything else, but they said he came over that hillside about 70 miles an hour.”

Police say the driver of the truck also was taken to the hospital, although he wasn't seriously hurt. Charges are pending.

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