UPDATE | Two taken to hospital after crash on U.S. 23

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 8/16/19 @ 11:32 a.m.
Two men were taken to the hospital after a crash Friday morning on U.S. 23 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

A two car crash closed U.S. 23 North in Louisa early Friday. The crash has been cleared.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened just before 7 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 23 and Gem Lane. It involved two vehicles.

Deputies say it appears one vehicle was heading north in the passing lane. The other driver was heading south when he tried to make a left turn into a residential area. At the same time, the driver traveling north moved into the slow lanes, according to investigators, and the two vehicles collided.

Investigators identified the driver of the vehicle that was trying to turn as Brandon Gauze, 25, of Louisa, and the driver of the other vehicle as Kevin Sloan, 34, also of Louisa.

Gauze was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center and Sloan was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center. They are both in stable condition at last check.

Deputies say no charges have been filed.

The Louisa Fire Department assisted the sheriff's office on scene. The road is now back open.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 8/16/19 @ 8:26 a.m.
All lanes of Rt. 23 are open after a crash early Friday morning.

Two vehicles were involved. The extent of injuries is unknown.

Lawrence County dispatchers tell us it happened at 7 Friday morning, just north of Louisa.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/16/19 @ 7:34 a.m.
The northbound lanes of U.S. 23 are closed Friday morning after a car crash near Louisa, Ky.

Lawrence County dispatchers told WSAZ the crash involved two vehicles.

Injuries are unknown at this time, but dispatchers said a helicopter is in the air heading to the scene.

It happened at 7 Friday morning, just north of Louisa, according to dispatchers.

WSAZ has a reporter headed to the scene. Keep checking the WSAZ app for updates.