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Henry County man hospitalized after bypass crash

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His truck flipped, he is in stable condition

By Lisa King

Shelby County firefighters extricated a Henry County man from his pickup truck after it flipped in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on the Shelbyville Bypass.

Charles R. Stalker, 26, of Eminence, remains in stable condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center, where he was transported by Shelby County EMS after the accident on Freedom’s Way near La Grange Road.

Assistant Shelby County Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said Stalker was taken to UofL after he flipped his Toyota pickup truck on the bypass.

“It was due to his being pinned inside his vehicle,” Ivers said.

Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said Stalker had to be removed from the truck by use of emergency equipment.

Officials of Kentucky State Police, the agency that worked the crash, said the accident happened at 1:05 a.m. and that excessive speed is thought to be a factor in the collision.