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Collision on Barebone Road injures three

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By Phyllis McLaughlin

Three men were injured in a two-car collision Thursday afternoon, May 14, on Barebone Road in Trimble County.

Sgt. Larry Newton of Post 5, Kentucky State Police, said Friday the two vehicles sideswiped each other on the narrow, winding road shortly after 1 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicates that an eastbound pickup truck driven by Justin Edwards, 20, of Simpsonville, left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The truck was completely destroyed.

Edwards and two passengers, Joseph Moore, 45, of Shelbyville, Ky., and Ronnie Baker, 19, of Louisville, all were removed from the wrecked truck and transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. Moore was flown by Air Methods helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville.

The type and severity of the injuries were not released Friday.

Newton said the driver and three passengers in the other truck, which was westbound on Barebone Road, were not injured. The driver was identified as Chad Crabtree, 33, of Utica, Ky.; the passengers were William Johnson Jr., age unknown, of Whitesville, Ky., and Norman Raley, 50, and Bruce Horn, 38, both of Owensboro, Ky.

Newton said the investigation into the accident was continuing, and on Friday it remained unclear which vehicle crossed the center line.

The Oldham County EMS and Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue departments assisted at the scene.