Car sails off Highway 44, crashes into ditch

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By Jay Cason

People at the scene of the accident said Jasmine Hatchell is extremely lucky to have only sustained what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries when, on Monday morning, the Lexus she was driving crashed on Highway 44 near The Gardens subdivision.

The car apparently hurtled off a 10-foot high culvert and flipped over before coming to an abrupt halt at the bottom of the ditch that parallels the highway.

“I talked to her in the ambulance,” said a distraught Marci Hatchell, Jasmine’s mother. “She said the car flipped over twice. I think she’s OK, though.”

Officers at the scene said Hatchell apparently over-corrected when rounding a curve in the highway. They confirmed that she was transported by county ambulance to Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

E-mail Jay Cason at jcason@theandersonnews.com.