Frankfort legislator injured in car accident

Rep. Derrick Graham of Frankfort was injured in a car accident at Interstate 65 and the Bluegrass Parkway Monday night, but his injuries were not severe. 

According to a release from House leadership, Graham was exiting from the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway onto Interstate 65 when he ran off the road and into a ravine. Graham was returning from an Interim Joint Committee on Education Meeting in Bowling Green. 

Graham was held overnight in Hardin Memorial Hospital for observation and released. Graham, a teacher at Frankfort High School, is expected to return to work after several days of recuperation, accordign to the release.

Graham’s accident comes just a week after Rep. Larry Belcher of Shepherdsville was killed after his truck ran into the back of a semi stopped on Interstate 65 in Edmondson County. 

Investigators found no skid marks at the scene of the 61-year-old Belcher’s wreck and are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine if health problems contributed to the wreck.


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