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Teens injured in crash

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By Rebecca Roscoe

Two teens were injured in a single-vehicle collision about 3:20 p.m. Sept. 12 outside Buffalo.

According to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson, 17-year-old Holden Blair was driving a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on North L&N Turnpike, when he met a red truck traveling on the wrong side of the road.

Blair drove the Jeep into a ditch in an attempt to avoid the oncoming truck. The Jeep went into a spin, crossed the roadway and overturned on the opposite side of the roadway.

The red truck did not stop, according to Williamson.

Blair and his three passengers, Brandon Gray, 18; Trevor Cecil, 16; and Zack Simpson, 16; were able to escape through the Jeep’s windows. Gray and Simpson were injured and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

Residents called 911 after hearing the crash and rushed outside to see if they could help.

Buffalo Fire and Rescue also reported to the scene.

The accident held up traffic, including a school bus for about an hour as response crews worked at the scene.