Floyd County authorities say pickup truck involved in serious cr - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Floyd County authorities say pickup truck involved in serious crash was stolen

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man who crashed a stolen truck into a semi in Floyd County Tuesday morning has admitted he was texting and driving.

The crash happened on US 150 near Navilleton Road in Galena around 10:15 a.m 

Sheriff Frank Loop says the driver of the truck, 43-year-old Michael Smiddy of Louisville, admits he was texting. 

"The pickup truck was headed westbound and crossed the center line," Loop said. "He said he was looking at his phone prior to the collision. The semi tried to avoid the collision but was unable to."

Smiddy was taken to University Hospital in Louisville with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say he will be charged with possession of stolen property after he is released. 

The semi driver wasn't hurt.

Copyright 2017 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.