Dry Ridge firefighter seriously hurt in crash

Husband and 2-year-old son were also in car
Posted at 2:49 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 14:49:44-05

DRY RIDGE, Ky. -- A firefighter from Grant County is in "serious condition" after a car crash Saturday, according to a Northern Kentucky fire official.

Cahli Simpson, a Dry Ridge and Ryland Heights firefighter, "took much of the impact" of a head-on collision on Highway 22 in Grant County on Saturday morning, according to Michael Fronimos, public information officer with Hebron Fire Protection District. Simpson's husband, Shane, and her 2-year-old son, AJ, were also in the car at the time of the crash.

Cahli Simpson is at University of Cincinnati Medical Center with a shattered ankle, fractured femur and liver lacerations, Fronimos said. She will need multiple surgeries, physical therapy and she may not be able to work for a year. Her husband some injuries and may be out of work for two weeks; their toddler son was not hurt.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover medical expenses for Simpson, Fronimos said.