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Shelby woman in fair condition after head-on collision

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Wreck on Midland Trail sends 4 to hospital

By Cameron Koch

One person remains hospitalized in fair condition following a 2-vehicle, head-on collision Monday afternoon that sent both drivers and two passengers to the hospital.

Penny Conner, a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, remains at the University of Louisville Medical Center. All others involved were treated and released following the collision at the intersection of Midland Trail and Old Finchville Road.

A Shelbyville Police Department report said Steven Peyton of Shelbyville was driving a red Ford Explorer westbound on Midland Trail at 4:23 Monday when he failed to yield the right of way as he turned south onto Old Finchville Road.

The Explorer collided head-on with a blue Toyota Scion, driven by Woodrow Conner of Fisherville,which was traveling eastbound.

The report said Peyton told SPD Sgt. Patrick Donahue that he believed the Scion had to have run a red light as Peyton attempted to turn left and clear the intersection.

Witnesses interviewed by Donahoe said the light was green at the time of accident and turned red shortly after the collision.

Woodrow and Penny Conner and their son Spencer were transported to UofL, where father and son were treated and released. Peyton was treated and released at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

Traffic was jammed on the busy road for more than an hour.