Local marine veteran injured in North Carolina plane crash

A local marine veteran from Northern Kentucky has been hospitalized after a plane crash in North Carolina Tuesday, according to a press release from a family representative.

The representative said Sean Yocum was “critically injured” in the crash and sustained the following injuries:

  • Broken back
  • Broken arm
  • Facial fractures
  • Other internal injuries

The crash happened shortly after takeoff in Cumberland County near Gray’s Creek Airport, the representative said.

Yocum will have to have multiple surgeries and possibly months of rehabilitation, the release said.

He graduated from Kenton County Success Academy in 2011. He has one child and has lived in the Northern Kentucky area all his life.

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