Two-vehicle collision in Salem community sends two to hospital

A two-vehicle collision in the Salem community sent two individuals to the hospital Thursday morning.

According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, the collision occurred Thursday morning sometime around 9 a.m. off Highway 910 in the Salem community when a 2001 Chevy Cobalt operated by Matthew Green of Russell Springs collided head-on with a 2012 Cadillac being operated by Donald Lucas of Ohio.

Both men were transported to Russell County Hospital by EMS and later were sent to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

According to Polston, charges are expected to be filed against Green in regard to the collision.

Deputy Dustin Bunch is the investigating officer. He was assisted on scene by Polston along with deputies Corey Meyer and Nathan Ginn.

Russell County Coroner Mark Coots and the Eli Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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