Semi rear-ends vehicle, injures two in wreck

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Grandmother and 17-year-old grandson sustain serious injuries

By The Staff

A Lawrenceburg grandmother and her grandson were seriously hurt after a semi rear-ended their vehicle Tuesday morning in front of Walmart on US 127.
Margie L. Wolverton, 68, 410 Djeddah Drive, of Lawrenceburg, was driving a black Ford Fusion south on the Bypass when a tractor-trailer crashed into the back of her vehicle at about 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, according to state police. The impact of the crash sent the car down an embankment located across from the first Walmart entrance on the Bypass. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near a property line fence.  
City fire extracted a 17-year-old male Lawrenceburg juvenile to a waiting ambulance.
Kentucky State Police would not release the name of the 17-year-old as of press time.
Both occupants of the Ford Fusion were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for serious injuries, according to Director of Public Safety Bart Powell.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Ronald Looney, 72, of 213 West Longview Drive, Portland, Tenn., was not harmed in the accident.  
The state highway department was also contacted to assist with a small oil spill that leaked from the semi following the wreck.
Anderson County EMS, Lawrenceburg fire and rescue, city fire and city police responded to the scene.
The accident is currently under investigation by Kentucky State Police.