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Woman Airlifted Following Pulaski County Crash

Posted at 11:37 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 11:37:21-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Two people sustained injuries Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle accident.

It happened around 7:46 a.m. at the intersection of HWY 452 and HWY 27 in Eubank.

According to the sheriff’s department, 69-year-old Gilbert Whitis was southbound on HWY 27 in a Chevrolet Cavalier when he attempted to turn east on HWY 452. Whitis reportedly failed to observe a northbound pickup truck operated by Gary L. Walters of Ellijay, Georgia. The northbound truck struck the eastbound car on the passenger side.

Velva Whitis, a passenger in the Cavalier, was airlifted from the scene to UK Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

Gilbert Whitis was transported by EMS to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment.

The crash is under investigation.