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Police: Woman, kids injured in crash when man grabs steering wheel

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 08:28:46-04

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Nelson County say criminal charges are forthcoming against a man who they say caused a serious injuries to a woman and three children when he grabbed the steering wheel of a moving vehicle during an argument, causing a major wreck.

Lt. Kaelen Matthews of the Nelson County Sheriff's Department said police and emergency responders were called out about 7:50 p.m. Sunday to a crash near the 300 block of Fairfield Hill Road in Bloomfield.

Authorities said investigators learned that 35-year-old Frank Sanger of Cox's Creek was a passenger and allegedly grabbed the steering wheel during a domestic argument with the driver, 35-year-old Katie Cook of Bloomfield. Police said three juveniles, all Cook's children, also were in 2015 Kia Optima.

Officials said Sanger and one of the children suffered "serious injuries" and were airlifted to a hospital in Louisville, while Cook and the other two minors were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

Matthews said "serious criminal charges are pending" against Sanger and that it would be presented to a grand jury.