Hayride accident sends two children to hospital

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An accident involving a tractor pulling a wagon for a hayride, sent two juveniles to the hospital Friday night.

Deputies from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, along with Ohio County EMS and the Rosine Fire Department, responded to an accident at the 300 block of Dan Road.

A wagon pulled by a tractor, driven by Charles Sharp, was struck by a pickup truck driven by George House of Rosine. The wagon was being used as a hayride for a birthday party. The wagon was occupied by 20 children and six adults.

One juvenile male was flown from Horse Branch by PHI to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, due to injuries from the accident. A juvenile female was transported to the Ohio County Hospital for treatment of her injuries. House was taken to Owensboro because of his injuries from the accident. All were reported to be in stable condition.

Sharp said House’s truck was traveling at a high speed and he pulled the tractor and wagon as far to the right as he could before coming to a stop. The truck then veered into the opposing lane, missing the back tire of the tractor, and struck the wagon at the left wheels.

An investigation as to the cause of the accident is being conducted by the OCSD.

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