Overnight crash leaves local man in critical condition


WPSD Reporters

LYON COUNTY, Ky.- A local man is in critical, but stable, condition after an overnight car crash.

It happened just after midnight near the intersection of Kentucky 274 and Birdie Bannister Road in Lyon County, Kentucky. KSP troopers say Thomas Skinner lost control of his truck and ran into a tree.

His juvenile passenger was able to climb out and wave down some help. When first responders got to the scene, Skinner was trapped inside the truck and had to be removed using the jaws of life.

The juvenile was transported to Baptist Health-Paducah where she was treated and released. Skinner was later airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.