A Leitchfield man was being treated Thursday for life-threatening injuries, according to Kentucky State Police, following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 62 in Clarkson.

Troopers responded shortly after the crash at approximately 6:50 a.m. CDT Thursday in the 500 block of West Main Street, which is the city’s name for U.S. 62.

KSP said the preliminary investigation revealed Chase Michaels, 49, of Falls of Rough, was traveling east in a 2003 Pontiac Vibe when his vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Michael Lindsey, 57, of Leitchfield. Lindsey’s pickup was side swiped, causing him to lose control, police said.

Lindsey was transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Michaels and a passenger in his car, Sherry Clark, 43, were treated for minor injuries at Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield.

The official police statement listed “unknown reasons” for Michaels’ vehicle leaving its lane. KSP Post 4 Detective Bryan Washer is investigating. No charges were immediately filed.

The highway was closed several hours Thursday to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision.

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