FAYETTE — Packed snow and ice covered the curve of Kornhill Road just before it intersects with Hill Road. The same was the case with all the surrounding rural roads in the hilly region south of Fayette.
Slippery conditions likely contributed to the single-car crash there Friday afternoon. The Fayette Fire Department had to extricate the driver from the car on its side in the east ditch. A medical emergency helicopter was flown to the scene to transport the driver to the hospital.
Further information from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was not available by press time.
The crash came after two days of freezing rain, sleet and snow coated the region. The wintry mix began Wednesday afternoon and continued overnight Thursday.
Strong and gusty winds led to drifting in open areas — across rural roads.
According to the National Weather Service, two inches of snow and sleet fell in Fayette between 7 a.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Friday.
The wind chill at the time emergency personnel responded to the Kornhill crash was 16 below zero. That kind of bitter cold was expected into this morning with more snow expected Sunday.