Man extricated, airlifted after collision

Published 4:05 pm Thursday, September 22, 2022

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STANFORD – A man was extricated from his vehicle and flown to UK HealthCare in Lexington following an accident Monday evening.

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Jonathan T. West, of Somerset, the driver of the 2009 Lexus sport-utility vehicle, was stable as of Tuesday morning, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 West was traveling southbound on U.S. 27 south at a high rate of speed, and weaving in and out of traffic, when he lost control of the vehicle.

The SUV left the roadway and struck an embankment before returning to the roadway and overturning several times, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

“West was trapped inside and was extricated by units with the Lincoln County Fire Department,” the release states.

He was treated on scene by Lincoln County EMS before being airlifted by Air Evac Lifeteam to UK with serious injuries.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation by Sgt. Michael Mullins.

Mullins said Tuesday morning no drugs or alcohol are suspected to be contributing factors to the collision.

Multiple agencies assisted on scene including the Lincoln County Fire Department, Lincoln County EMS, AIr Evac Lifeteam, Bluegrass 911, the state Highway Department and LCSO Deputies Tommy Woosley and Logan Smith.