Apr 24, 2013 6:23 AM

Deputies In Laurel County Searching For Driver In Crash

Deputies in Laurel County continue to search for the driver of an SUV that crashed Monday night, injuring four people, including two children.

Deputies say Elmer Oakley, 30, was driving at a high rate of speed and weaving all over the roadway when he lost control, spun around sideways, and hit a tree along Night Hawk Road around 9 p.m. Investigators say six people were inside the SUV, but only one was at the scene when emergency crews arrived. Deputies located a 9-year-old boy, an 8-year-old boy and two adults at a home a short distance away. EMS took those four people to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies say they suspect Oakley was drunk. Investigators say they found beer cans and whiskey bottles in the vehicle.

Authorities say Oakley faces several charges once they locate him, including DUI, wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor and leaving the scene of an accident.

Deputies say Oakley has two previous DUI charges on his record within the last five years.


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