MURRAY – Four patients were airlifted on Sunday to be treated for injuries, including two transported by helicopter, after an SUV and a tractor-trailer collided on Sunday.
According to the Calloway County Sherrif Office, the 911 Commnications Center received multiple reports around 12:31 p.m. Sunday of a motor vehicle collision with possible injuries at the intersection of Hammond Road and KY 80 West. Murray-Calloway County Hospital EMS and Calloway County Fire-Rescue were dispatched, along with CCSO deputies. Upon arrival, deputies found a semi-versus SUV collision with at least three injuries and two entrapments in the SUV and an active fuel leak.
Emergency management was also notified and responded. CCFR and EMS arrived, and one victim was freed by non-mechanical means and one by mechanical means. Air Evac was requested for two patients who were transported to out-of-county hospitals for multiple injuries. The third SUV patient was transported by MCCH EMS to MCCH with multiple injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was transported by POV to MCCH for possible injuries.
The investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer, operated by Steven Barnett, 60, of Murray, was heading north on Hammond Road crossing KY 80. Barnett did not see the SUV which was heading east on 80, and the vehicles collided at the intersection.
Andrea Lopez, 45, of Murray, was driving the SUV, and Marizol Fonesca Solis, 51, of Murray, was a front passenger. Fernada Tejeda Juilo, 10, from Murray, rode in the back of the SUV.