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I-75 crash injures seven; two seriously

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By Mike Boyer, Kentucky Enquirer

Seven people were injured - two seriously - in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Sunday afternoon about 2:30 which closed the northbound late in Kenton County for more than two hours.

Kenton County Police said a 12-year-old boy in a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Beverly Bates, 40, of Dry Ridge, was flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with multiple injuries. Police said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Another passenger, Robert Sholl, 40, of Dry Ridge was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati by ambulance with what also were described as serious injuries.

Three other passengers in the Blazer and the driver of the second vehicle, Douglas Endicott, 54, of Fishers, Ind., and a passenger Katherine Endicott, 48,of Seattle, Wash., were taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment of their injuries.

Kenton County Police Sgt. Chris Haddle said the SUV driven by Bates was northbound at the 168 mile marker when the accelerator stuck. The driver pulled to the rightside emergency lane while braking.

She attempted to put the vehicle into park to stop but instead the SUV shifted into reverse and spun back across the northbound lane and hit a Chevrolet Impala driven by Endicott, Haddle said.

The northbound lane was reopened to traffic shortly before 5 p.m..