Woman flown from Hwy. 80 crash

A Magoffin County resident was airlifted for treatment of injuries she recieved when her vehicle crashed into the rear of a moving coal truck on Hwy. 80 this week. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)




A serious accident occurred shortly before 9:00 Tuesday morning, Sept. 4 near Jamestown Village on Hwy. 80 in Knott County.

According to Kentucky State Police Detective Joel Abner, a dark green Chevy Cavalier operated by Vanessa Amyx of Magoffin County was traveling eastbound toward Hazard when she struck the back of a moving coal truck. The accident occurred in an uphill straight stretch of the four-lane past a truck entrance.

The impact of the crash completely bent the Cavalier’s front end upward before it was thrown onto its top. Additionally, it caused enough force to break the rear axel of the coal truck. The driver of the truck, Daniel F. Schindler of Knott County, was not injured.

Jakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department, Fisty- Dwarf Fire and Rescue, and Trans-Star Ambulance Service responded to help free Amyx from her vehicle. She was later flown for treatment of her injuries from a field near Jamestown Village. Kentucky State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Perry County Sheriff’s Office also responded. There were no apparent weather hazards at the time of the crash and alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors.