9-1-1 Dispatcher Hurt in Crash

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A dispatcher at the Whitley County 9-1-1 Center was injured in a single-car crash on KY 3041 near the Moore Hill cutoff. 

Debbie Manning, 44, lost control of her Chevrolet Aveo and it flipped over. The Williamsburg woman told police she was in the S curve driving about 45 mph when her wheel started wobbling and she slid off the roadway. Manning’s car flipped when it struck a tree and she was stuck inside. She was the only person in the car and she was wearing her seat belt. 

Corbin Police Officer David Maiden investigated the crash and he said he didn’t notice anything that was obviously mechanically wrong with Manning’s car. He did say that the road that morning had been slick from rain. 

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to pull Manning from her Chevy and she was taken in an ambulance to Baptist Regional Medical Center. She was seriously injured and had to have her spleen removed, but she is expected to make a full recovery. 

Manning has been a dispatcher at the Whitley County 9-1-1 Center for about nine and a half years. Whitley County 911 Center Director Chuck Davis said, “When you spend 12 hours a day three or four days a week with people, you get to know everybody pretty well. She’s one of the best dispatchers we’ve got. She’s very calm, cool and collected when it comes to taking care of emergencies.”

We hope that Ms. Manning will have a swift and full recovery.