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Serious Knox County Ky crash involving 3 children caused by intoxicated mother according to deputies

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

On Monday night January 27, 2020 Knox County Deputy Elijah Broughton responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 11 at Green Road. When Deputy Broughton arrived, he observed a 2006 Tan Chevy Malibu over an embankment lodged against a tree. The members of the Richland Volunteer Fire Department were removing three small children trapped inside the vehicle.


The driver, also mother of the children, 34 year old Laurel Nicole Sanders of Woolum, KY, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence and three (3) counts of Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree.


The three children ages ten (10), seven (7) and three (3), were all severely injured and transported by Knox EMS to Baptist Health in Corbin. All three were then airlifted to UK Medical Center in Lexington.


Sanders suffered serious facial injuries and was later airlifted to UK Medical Center.

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