Posted: Aug 23, 2011 6:07 AM
Updated: Aug 23, 2011 7:39 AM
One woman was killed and three people suffered injuries in a Perry County accident Monday afternoon.
A red pickup truck and a black pickup truck crashed head-on along HWY-15 around 1 p.m. The impact obliterated the front end off the red pickup. A steering wheel was left lying in the middle of the road. Emergency workers on the scene called it one of the worst crashes they had ever seen.
"Everybody could have been killed in this accident," Perry County Sheriff's deputy Tony Eversole said.
Arizona Vires, a 28-year-old Hazard native, did die. Deputies say she was riding in the red pickup with long-time boyfriend Wesley Farmer Napier. He was airlifted to a hospital in West Virginia with broken knees.
Summer Dawahar and Corey Carrol were in the black truck. Both were airlifted to UK Hospital. Dawahar was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning, Carroll in fair condition, according to an official at UK Hospital.
Police continue to investigate, trying to determine why the two trucks crashed. They say a nearby store has video footage of the accident and they hope that will help in reconstructing the crash.