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Hempridge Road crash injures one

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By Lisa King

One person was airlifted to the University of Louisville with serious injuries following a crash early Thursday morning on Hempridge Road.

The one-vehicle accident, worked by the Shelby County Sheriff's office, occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the 600 block of Hempridge Road, said officials from Shelby County 911.

The identity and condition of the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, has not yet been released, but Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said he believes the victim is expected to recover.

“He had to be extricated from the car, but I don’t think the injuries were life-threatening,” he said.

Several fire agencies responded, including Shelby County, Waddy and East 60, and Toby Marlin, assistant fire chief at East 60, said the driver lost control of the vehicle.

“We got the call at a little after three o’clock this morning of a single vehicle accident,” he said. “He ran off the road and hit a tree in a front yard. It’s right there in the first curve, we used to have wrecks there all the time years ago. He was going towards Hooper Station.”

Marlin said it is not known why the driver lost control. Deputies had not yet completed the accident report by The Sentinel-News’ press time.