Crouch sustains head, shoulder injuries in wreck

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Brother-in-law says Rice Road man hospitalized; fundraiser set

By Ben Carlson

A Lawrenceburg man is recovering after suffering a severe head injury last Thursday morning in a one-car wreck on Rice Road.
Nick Crouch, 25, sustained head and shoulder injuries when the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a tree around 6 a.m. near his home on Rice Road.
“He had a pretty traumatic head injury,” his brother-in-law David Cartinhour said Monday afternoon by phone. “He also fractured his right shoulder. He’s doing pretty good and is up and around but he will be in the hospital for a while.”
Cartinhour said he doesn’t have any official word from Crouch’s doctors, but expects he will recover.
“He’s in a lot of pain from his shoulder,” he said.
The wreck was a puzzle for a sheriff’s deputy who was called to the scene but found only Crouch’s car resting against a tree.
Deputy Tony Likens said he checked around the car to find any victims before a woman drove by and said her husband picked up Crouch and drove him home.
Likens said she left before he could ask any questions.
Cartinhour said Crouch was taken to his mom’s home on Rice Road, and at first appeared to be OK.
“He was standing in the road after the wreck and was a little dazed, so a neighbor took him home,” he said. “His mom [Jeanette Powers] to him straight to the hospital in Frankfort.”
He said doctors there decided he needed advanced care and decided to airlift Crouch to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, but fog prevented pilots from taking off. He was transported instead by ambulance.

Fundraiser to benefit Crouch
A pig roast and four-wheeler races to raise money for Nick Crouch are planned for Saturday, Oct. 12.
Doug Smith, owner of Smith’s Towing, said the event will be held at 1655 Bonds Mill Road, starting at 5:30 p.m.
“He’s well-known and well-liked,” Smith said of Crouch. “I can’t say enough good about the guy, and all the money we take in will go to him.
“He’s always been a super-good guy who would bend over backwards for anyone.”
Smith said there will be a $10 charge at the gate, and prices are still under consideration for pig plates.
He said competitors for the four-wheeler races will pay a $5 registration fee for various classes.
For more information, call Smith at 859-225-1255.
Smith said all are welcome.