April 21, 2009
Runaway trailer seriously hurts teen driver
According to Kentucky State Police, Kaela N. Vessels, a 17-year-old Vine Grove resident, was westbound on Rineyville Road around 9 p.m. when a 12-foot utility trailer broke loose from an eastbound tow vehicle and struck the 1998 Monte Carlo Vessels was driving head-on.
Vessels initially was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and later was airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of life-threatening injuries, police stated in a news release.
Kosair Children’s Hospital spokesman Bryan Reublen said the hospital listed Vessels in serious condition as of Tuesday morning.
Brandenburg resident, William L. Mills, 47, was driving the Honda minivan from which the trailer disconnected. Mills suffered no serious injuries, according to police.
As of noon Tuesday, no charges had been filed in Hardin District Court in connection to the wreck.
Kentucky State Police say they continue to investigate the crash.