VICCO — A one vehicle traffic accident occurred on Highway 15 near Vicco at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 26. The accident took place directly in front of Vicco Dental Center. A Jeep S.U.V. was traveling north on Highway 15, when the driver lost control into the ditch and then hit the embankment of a driveway beside the highway. When the S.U.V. hit the embankment, the vehicle became airborne and flipped when it landed. One passenger was ejected from the vehicle. Both passengers are being flown out for medical treatment. The passengers were one male and one female. Emergency crews are on the scene. The northbound lane of Highway 15 is completely blocked, but traffic is moving slowly through the area. No names have been released and no further information is being provided until the families of the passengers have been notified. The Hazard Herald will have updates as they become available.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.