Crash sends two to Louisville

Police say alcohol a factor

By Matt Lasley -

Two individuals were flown to Louisville for injuries sustained in a car crash in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 13.

At 1:44 a.m. on Saturday, first responders were dispatched to the single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Blowtown Road and Sadler Road in Leitchfield.

Upon arrival on the scene, investigating GCSO Deputy Taylor Logsdon discovered a 1989 Toyota Supra completely overturned in the middle of the road on Sadler Road, according to a Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) accident report.

The report states that Logsdon briefly spoke with Jonathan Stumph, 29, of Leitchfield, the owner of the Toyota, whom was pinned underneath the vehicle.

Logsdon wrote in the report that Stumph had asked him to check on his friend, Samuel Hawkins, 27, of Louisville, whom was the other passenger in the vehicle.

Hawkins, the report reads, was “totally ejected from the vehicle, and was unconscious at the scene.”

The report also states that alcohol was a factor that resulted in the crash and that both Stumph and Hawkins “had a strong smell of alcohol on them.”

According to the report, prior to the accident, the Toyota had been travelling westbound on Blowtown Road when it failed to negotiate a curve, driving off into a yard.

After travelling about 50 yards, the Toyota then collided head-on with a creek bed, located next to Sadler Road, the report reads.

After the Toyota struck the creek bed, it overturned onto Sadler Road where it came to a rest, according to the report.

Due to the severity of Stumph’s and Hawkins’ incapacitating injuries, Logsdon was unable to determine at the scene who had been driving the Toyota at the time of the crash, the report states.

Both Stumph and Hawkins were flown by Air Evac to University of Louisville Hospital to receive medical treatment.

The Toyota was disabled as a result of the crash and removed from the scene by King’s Towing.

Police say alcohol a factor

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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