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7 Injured In Grisly Crash On Louisville’s Watterson Expressway

Posted at 5:41 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 06:12:52-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Seven people were hurt Monday in a Louisville crash that involved an ambulance and five other vehicles.

It happened around 3:04 p.m. on the Watterson Expressway (I-264) eastbound at Bells Lane.

Officials say the driver of the ambulance pulled over when a patient in the back became combative.

When the driver went back to help with the combative patient — the ambulance was hit by a dump truck.

Jody Meiman, Louisville Metro EMS Director, identified the two EMT’s involved as Christopher Barrett and Kristopher Haeberlin.

Meiman told WAVE 3 News that Barrett’s condition was listed as serious, and Haberlin is stable, with several scrapes and bruises. Both are awake and talking, according to authorities.

Five other people, including a juvenile, were taken to area hospitals and are expected to be okay.

No charges have been filed.