UPDATED: Crash sends two to hospital


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A gray Ford Focus was severely damaged by a crash on Monday afternoon.


Two people were taken to the hospital following a crash near the intersection of Salt River Road and William Thomason Byway on Monday afternoon, Feb. 1.

Leitchfield Police Department (LPD), Leitchfield Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) personnel responded to the scene of the crash at approximately 2:51 p.m. on Monday.

According to the accident report filed by investigating LPD Officer Bart Glenn, the driver of a 2014 Ford Focus, Justin Jamison, 21, of Clarkson, told police he was leaving the stop sign at the intersection and “was fixated on two cars travelling south…”

Jamison stated that as the two cars went by, he was going to pull all the way across William Thomason Byway (the bypass), and, as he pulled across the bypass, he observed a 2010 Toyota Prius, driven by Mitchell Crump, 55, of Brandenburg, the report states.

Jamison told police that he was unable to avoid striking the Toyota in the right side with the front of his vehicle, according to the report.

Crump stated that he was travelling south on the bypass at the time of the crash when he observed the Ford pull from the stop sign and strike his vehicle in the left side, the report read.

Both Jamison and Crump were transported from the scene by GCEMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center to be checked out and treated for injuries, according to Glenn.

The Toyota came to a rest beside the roadway, and the Ford came to a rest in the intersection of Salt River Road and the bypass.

Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the crash. The Ford was towed from the scene by Loflins, and the Toyota was towed from the scene by Stevenson’s Wrecker Service.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A gray Ford Focus was severely damaged by a crash on Monday afternoon.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bypass-Crash-212016-2-1.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette A gray Ford Focus was severely damaged by a crash on Monday afternoon.

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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