East 60 Captain Derick Sloucher (right) and Waddy Firefighter Greg Darst (left) work to extricate the driver from a car that ran off the road and hit a tree on Hempridge Road last night. The driver had to be airlifted, but is expected to survive.
Hempridge Road crash injures one

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.