Two injured in Simpsonville crash in stable condition at UofL

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Eastwood fire truck struck, but no firefighters injured

By Lisa King

Two men who were seriously injured in a crash that happened Sunday morning on I-64 in Simpsonville are recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Donald Lewis, 40, and Kenneth Sandlin, 47, both of Berea, are listed in stable condition, hospital offficials said.

Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said that the accident happened shortly after 7 a.m. Simpsonville and Eastwood Fire departments had responeded to a non-injury rollover accident and was preparing to clear the scene when the Eastwood fire truck was struck by a passenger car. 

Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Mike Murray said that Lewis and Sandlin, who was driving, were both taken to the University of Louisville by Shelby County EMS with serious injuries.

Three Eastwood firefighters were taken to Baptist East to be checked out as precautionary measure only.

Murray said that weather played a role in the accident, which happened at the 26 mile marker eastbound.
 Also, Sandlin was not speeding, but was possibly driving too fast for the road conditions, he said. Alcohol or drugs is not suspected, Murray said.