A Russellville woman is in critical condition after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 68-80 in Logan County Wednesday evening.
The incident happened around 5:45, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police, which says 48-year old James Kemp of Russellville had turned his tandem truck off of Hardison Road into the left westbound lane of 68 near the Warren County line.
Kemp saw two vehicles approaching from behind in the right lane and said he stayed where he was to give them clearance to pass. That's when he was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by 28-year old Kelly Whittaker of Russellville.
Ms. Whittaker was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition. She is the daughter-in-law of Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker and the wife of Russellville Police Officer Seth Whittaker.
Kemp went uninjured and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.