MAGOFFIN COUNTY – Crews responded to two serious calls over the weekend, one involving an ATV fire and another a two-vehicle collision.
In the first one, crews were called to an ATV fire Saturday evening on the right fork of Oakley.
According to initial reports, there were two occupants on the side-by-side, traveling through the area, when the passenger noticed and felt flames coming from the passenger seat. The two were able to get off of the vehicle prior to it burning down completely by the time EMS could respond.
The operator told EMS he bought the side-by-side in December.
The two occupants of the vehicle were found by crews at a nearby residence and had been transported there by other riders.
The passenger did suffer what was believed to be first and second-degree burns and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
The cause of the fire is unknown at press time.
Later that night crews were called to a two-vehicle collision on KY Rt. 40 within feet of the Johnson/Magoffin line on the Magoffin side.
The wreck involved two Magoffin County drivers, both life-flighted from the scene for serious and possibly critical injuries.
The cause of the wreck is unknown at press time, but it remains under investigation by the Magoffin County Sheriff Department.
Initial reports indicate that a female was traveling eastbound when her vehicle collided with another vehicle that was traveling westbound, a pickup truck. Both drivers suffered serious injuries, with the female taken to an area hospital by the Paintsville Ambulance Service and Oil Springs Volunteer Fire Department to landing zone near the old Oil Springs school, and from there she was taken to the Pikeville Medical Center.
Officials told Mortimer Media Group the older gentleman who had been driving the pickup truck was also life-flighted, to the St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Their conditions are unknown at press time.