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Driver injured in rollover on Boston Road

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By Randy Patrick

Some Good Samaritans may have saved a woman’s life Thursday after she wrecked her SUV on Boston Road, said a sheriff’s deputy who worked the crash.
Jamie Ferrie of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday the 79-year-old woman — he couldn’t remember her name — lost control of her Chevy Tahoe on U.S. 62 near Shady Lane, hit a tree and rolled the vehicle over onto its side in a roadside ditch filled with water.
“Passersby kept her head out of the water. They possibly saved her life,” Ferrie said.
However, the woman was injured, and Ferrie was afraid that being submerged in water might expose her to hypothermia, so he called an Air Methods stat flight, and the helicopter took her to University Hospital in Louisville.
Nelson County Dispatch got the call about 9 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies, EMS and firefighters from Bardstown Fire, Nelson County Fire and Rescue, Elizabethtown and the volunteer departments at Boston and Valley Creek all responded.
The woman’s condition was unknown as of Saturday morning.
Friday night, sheriff’s deputies also worked a single-vehicle crash on Harry Rucker Road after 11 p.m. Someone called Nelson County Dispatch to say the driver was unconscious inside the vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found James Carter, 30, conscious, and he was transported by ambulance to Flaget Hospital for treatment. He was cited for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense; having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle; and failure to notify the state of an address change.
Deputy Brandon Bryan is investigating the incident.
There was also an injury crash called in at 1:36 p.m. Friday at Exit 34 on the Bluegrass Parkway that Deputy Brian Adams worked, according to Nelson County Dispatch E-911’s daily log, but no report was available from the Sheriff’s Office.
There were also several non-injury crashes Frida