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March 28, 2009

Multi-car accident injures five

Five people were injured Friday night in a three-vehicle collision at 2979 Irvine Road near the Charlie Norris Road intersection.

David Arvin of Irvine remains in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, while Larry Dunaway of Berea and Barton Jones of Waco remain in fair condition, according to a UK Medical Center spokesperson.

The other two victims, Joseph Welch and Vickie Nguyen, both of Richmond, were transported to Pattie A. Clay after the accident complaining with back and neck pain, according to accident reconstructionist Capt. Samuel Manley of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

Manley said the two were treated and more than likely released, however attempts to confirm that information with a Pattie A. Clay spokesperson were unsuccessful.

The accident occurred at 8:18 p.m. Friday when a 1993 brown Cadillac driven by Dunaway and the 2005 black Ford utility vehicle driven by Welch collided. The vehicle driven by Arvin, which was described as a 1996 Chevrolet, also was involved in the accident.

Nguyen was the passenger in Welch’s vehicle and Jones was traveling with Arvin.

Details as to how the accident happened have not been released.

There were two people who witnessed the accident, but, their stories were not consistent, Manley said.

“We’ve come to a conclusion as to what happened, but we can’t say that until we have a chance to talk to (Welch and Dunaway),” Manley said. “It’s hard to explain.”

However, Manley referred to the incident as “almost a 100-percent, head-on collision.”

No drugs or alcohol are suspected in the incident, he said.

At the time of the incident, there was a light drizzle falling and the roads were slick, Manley said.

The Kentucky State Police, Madison County Rescue Squad, Richmond Fire Department and the Waco Volunteer Fire Department responded to assist on the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by Dept. Bruce King of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at or 624-6608.

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