Teen Driver Charged After Friday Evening Trigg County Crash

Investigators have released more details on a Friday evening crash on US 68 in Trigg County that sent two teens to area hospitals, one with severe injuries.

State Police say an SUV driven by a 16-year-old was westbound when it hit a guardrail and the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to enter the median. The vehicle then overturned several times ejecting an 18-year-old passenger, before coming to a rest on its top in the middle of the westbound lanes.

Trigg County Sheriff’s deputies say the SUV was then hit by a truck that failed to see the crash in time to stop.

State Police say the 18-year-old passenger in the SUV was flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville with severe injuries, and the driver was taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital for minor injuries. Two other passengers in the vehicle were not injured.

The driver was later released to his parents and charged with second-degree assault, DUI, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

The crash happened a mile east of the Interstate 24 intersection just before 5 pm. Kentucky State Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the crash.