Sheriff: Kentucky man grabs driver’s steering wheel, hurts 5

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BLOOMFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky couple got into a fight while driving on state Route 48 and the husband grabbed the steering wheel from the wife, causing a crash that injured all occupants.

Nelson County Sheriff’s Lt. Kaelen Matthews tells reporters that criminal charges are now pending against 35-year-old Frank Sanger. Matthews says Sanger grabbed the wheel from 35-year-old Katie Cook late Sunday, causing the Bloomfield crash that injured them and Cook’s three juvenile children.

Sanger and one child were airlifted with serious injuries to a Louisville hospital. Cook and the other children were also hospitalized. Their conditions were unclear as of Tuesday morning.

The nature of the dispute that led to the crash is unclear.

On 9/15/19 at 1951 hours, Deputy Philip Dean and Lieutenant Kaelen Matthews with the Nelson County Sheriff Office…

Posted by Nelson County Sheriff's Office, KY on Monday, September 16, 2019

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