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Three people injured in separate accidents

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By Vince Luecke

ATV operator flown to Louisville hospital

PERRY COUNTY - A rural Tell City man was seriously injured Sunday when thrown from a four-wheeler he was operating on a county road near Indiana 145.

According to Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputy Junior Fuchs, Ernest Wallace, 37, of 6007 St. Joe Cemetery Road, was riding his Honda four-wheeler west on Atlantic Road, less than half a mile west of Indiana 145.

Fuchs said the man's girlfriend, Michelle Galey, was operating her ATV just in front of Wallace. Fuchs said Galey slowed in the roadway and Wallace was unable to stop. His ATV ran into the rear of Galey's, throwing Wallace from his four-wheeler, hitting the asphalt.

Wallace was flown to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky., for treatment of internal injuries, Fuchs said, including a ruptured spleen and fractured ribs. A hospital spokeswoman Wednesday said Wallace was listed in fair condition.

Wallace and Galey were to be cited for operating ATVs on a public roadway, Fuchs aid.

Indiana 62 Accident

Fuchs worked a one-vehicle accident on Indiana 62 just before Sunday's ATV accident. Colton E. Wilson, 16, was operating a Dodge Neon on Indiana 62 when the car left the roadway and struck an embankment.

He and a passenger, identified by Fuchs as Malinda Buckler, were flown from the scene. Information on their conditions was not available Wednesday. Also unavailable were addresses for Wilson and Buckler.

Perry County EMS and the Perry County Rescue Squad assisted Fuchs at both accident scenes.