On November 10, 2013 at 12:56 p.m. the Cannelton Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident. The accident occurred in the 300 Block of South 7th Street which is also State Road 66. The 911 caller advised that a child had run out into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle.
21 year old Cory James, 21 of rural Cannelton was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound when the child entered the roadway from in front of a parked vehicle.
Injured in the accident was 11 Lucian Knotts of Cannelton. A medical helicopter was called to the scene and Knotts was airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and was listed in critical condition.
The roadway was closed for approximately one hour.