Two airlifted in separate motor vehicle incidents

Two people were airlifted following separate motor vehicle incidents.

The first incident occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway 379 just a little after 4 p.m.

According to Russell Springs Police, 28-year-old Michelle Barrera-Martinez of Russell Springs was operating a moped southbound when a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac operated by 32-year-old Kevin Murrell of Jamestown attempted to pass her.

Martinez reportedly made a left turn into the side of Murrell’s vehicle as she attempted to turn into the driveway of a residence on Highway 379.

Martinez was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

The second incident occurred at the Russell Springs City Limits sign on West Highway 80 at around 7:16 p.m. Tuesday evening.

According to reports, a car hit a male on a motorcycle and after being ejected from the motorcycle, the man was hit again by a vehicle coming through the area that was unable to stop in time.

That man was also airlifted from the EMS helicopter pad.

No names or further details have been released about this incident. It is being investigated by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office. We’ll provide more details as they’re made available.


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