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Serious Knox County Ky collision puts two in the hospital and one cited for DUI

From The Knox County KY Sheriff's Department -

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At approximately 12:59pm on Thursday, September 28, 2023, multiple first responders arrived on scene at a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3439 involving a dark blue Dodge pickup truck and a silver 4-door Pontiac G6. Lt. Sam Mullins reports that the pickup truck, driven by 39-year-old Arthur Vaughn was traveling southbound on Hwy 3439 when it lost control striking the northbound Pontiac head-on causing severe damage to both vehicles. While Vaughn was able to exit his vehicle, the female driver of the Pontiac had to be extricated by the Barbourville Fire Department.

Both Vaughn and the female patient were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The female patient is still in critical condition at UK Hospital. Vaughn is still at Barbourville ARH.

Lt. Mullins has charged Arthur Vaughn with DUI, no registration, and failure to maintain insurance. Due to being treated for his injuries, Vaughn has been cited to court. Also assisting on the scene were the Barbourville Police Department, Knox County SORT, and Air Evac. Pictures provided by Knox County 911 Director Mike Taylor. Red markings on the pavement are from the reconstruction protocols.

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