Highway 60 closed after traffic accident
UPDATE: 9:49 PM - 3/2/10 - Police say the man who was airlifted from the scene is 45-year-old Rodney G. Hall.
According to authorities, Hall was travelling east on US 60 when he diverted attention from the road to answer his cell phone. While his attention was diverted, he crossed the center line and struck Wright's car head-on.
There is currently no word on the conditions of any of the three involved in the crash. Police say everyone was wearing their seatbelts.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY - A wreck on Highway 60 has closed both lanes of traffic between mile marker 5 and 6.
A Local 6 photographer on the scene says 2 cars are involved and 3 people have been injured.
Authorities say one car was being driven by 24-year-old Matthew Wright. He and his passenger, 19-year-old Shanna Loften, were taken to Western Baptist Hospital for their injuries.
Authorities had to use the Jaws of Life on the second car to get one person out of their vehicle. That person's identity has not yet been released, but police have confirmed he was a 45-year-old man. After he was removed from his car, he was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
Kentucky State Police, Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Smithland and Ledbetter Fire Departments all assisted with the wreck.
There is no word on what caused the accident. Local 6 will bring you more details as they become available.