Burned car

Lisa Coyle was driving her vehicle on Rock Fork Road when she lost control and hit a tree head-on. The car burst into flames upon impact injuring all passengers. The conditions of all occupants were not known at press time.

A car burst into flames after crashing head-on into a tree on Rock Fork Friday afternoon injuring all occupants.

Kentucky State Police received the call around 4:20 p.m. when Lisa Coyle, 629 Jackson Hollow Road, of Muses Mill, was traveling north on Rock Fork in her white Concorde when she lost control of her vehicle and hit a tree. The car burst into flames upon impact, injuring Coyle and two passengers who were riding in the backseat, according to KSP Trooper J. Pigman.

Two witnesses who were near the scene saw the car on fire and came to the rescue. One of the witnesses was Steve Mayhorn.

“The vehicle was engulfed in flames,” Mayhorn told police. “We saw that the driver was in the fire and we pulled her out. Then we got the young girl and the man out of the back seat.”

Coyle was flown by PHI to the UK Medical Center. Coyle’s injuries were not known at press time. The names and conditions of the occupants were not available at press time.

The two witnesses who rescued Coyle and her passengers were checked out by EMS for burns and smoke inhalation and both were transported to St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Pigman said.

Coyle was operating her vehicle on DUI suspended license, Pigman said.

Rowan EMS and Route 377 Fire Department also responded.

The accident remains under investigation by Pigman.

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