Head-on crash near White Mills sends two motorists to hospital

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Injuries non-life threatening, police say

By Sarah Bennett

A head-on collision Wednesday morning on Center Point Road near White Mills sent two men to area hospitals.


Wesley L. Logsdon, 30, of Sonora was traveling west on Center Point Road in a pick-up truck. As he approached a curve in the road, the pickup collided head on with a red Monte Carlo, driven by Lowell Richardson, 62, of White Mills.

Kentucky State Police report Richardson was traveling east on the wrong side of the road, said Trooper Scott Rafferty with KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

Logsdon reportedly told police he did everything he could to avoid the collision.

Kevin Brown of White Mills said Richardson was about a quarter mile from his Center Point Road home when the wreck occurred. The vehicles collided just west of Center Point Missionary Baptist Church.

The impact trapped Richardson inside his vehicle. Because he did not have a cell phone, Rafferty said Logsdon ran down the road to make an emergency call before returning to the wreck.

The collision initially was considered a hit-and-run as onlookers began to arrive before Logsdon’s return.

Once emergency responders arrived, Richardson was removed from his vehicle and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he was treated for a head injury, Rafferty said. Logsdon was taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Police say neither man’s injuries were life threatening.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.