Accident

Scott County Sheriff’s Office officers and members of the Scott County Fire Department examine the vehicle Mackenzie Partin was driving when it went through a fence and down an embankment Monday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was in stable but serious condition Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

A woman was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital Monday afternoon with serious head injuries after a single-car accident, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. She was in stable but serious condition Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Mackenzie Partin was traveling northbound on U.S. 25 when she lost control of her vehicle in the 6000 block of Cincinnati Pike and went through a wood fence in two places. The vehicle then traveled about 200 feet down an embankment before resting at the bottom of a steep hill off the road.

Officers with the Sheriff’s Office and the Scott County Fire Department had difficulty locating the vehicle at first as it was obscured from view. They believe wood planks from the fence entered the passenger compartment striking the driver in the head. Responders were requesting a medical helicopter but it was 30 minutes out, so they decided to transport her by ambulance, said Sgt. Jeremy Nettles with the sheriff’s office.

Michelle McCall said her family owns the farmland along that stretch of Cincinnati Pike.

“Every year, we have to replace part of the fence because someone runs through it,” she said, keeping an eye on about 30 head of cattle at the top of the hill. She and her family were getting gates to cover the holes in the fence to keep the cattle from getting out.

“We’ve had a steam press slip off a truck, and a carrier with an Aston Martin and a Masereti come through it. It doesn’t seem to matter what we put up, it still happens.”

Steve MCClain can be reached at smcclain@news-graphic.com.

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