Two injured in wreck in Breckinridge County

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By Sarah Bennett

Two Hardinsburg residents were seriously injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision at the insertion of U.S. 60 and Ky. 992.

Breckinridge County dispatch contacted Kentucky State Police Post 4 at 11:09 a.m. EST requesting assistance in responding to an injury collision at the intersection, according to a news release from the Elizabethtown post.

According to police, Bradley Keller, 50, of Roseville, Mich., was driving a 2007 Freightliner west on U.S. 60. Autumn Emery, 20, of Hardinsburg was south on Ky. 992 and attempting to turn east onto U.S. 60.

Emery pulled into the path of the semi truck, which struck her 1998 Chevrolet Malibu on the driver’s side, police said.

Emery and her two passengers, Eric Emery, 23, and Brenda Emery, 56, both of Hardinsburg, were transported to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital, according to the release.

Autumn and Eric Emery, who were not wearing seatbelts, later were taken to University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries, police said. Autumn is listed in fair condition, and Eric is in critical condition, as of Sunday evening. Brenda Emery, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated at Breckinridge Memorial for minor injuries, according to the release.

Keller was not injured in the collision, according to police.

Trooper Brad Riley is investigating the collision. He was assisted at the scene by the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office, Hardinsburg Police Department, Hardinsburg Fire Department and Breckinridge County EMS.

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