Bypass crash sends three to hospital


By Theresa Armstrong - tarmstrong@civitasmedia.com



Theresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette This Chevrolet 1500 was the third vehicle in an accident that sent three people to the hospital on Friday, May 27 around 4 p.m.


Theresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette The driver of this Ford Focus failed to stop at the intersection of the William Thomason Byway and Grayson Springs Road and caused an impact with a blue Ford F-250.


Theresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette The F-250 came to a final rest in the northbound lane of the heading west on the William Thomson Byway after it was hit with such force that the truck became slightly airborne and spun around in the roadway into an oncoming vehicle.


A three-vehicle accident on William Thomason Byway sent three people to the hospital on Friday afternoon, May 27, around 4 p.m.

According to a report from the Leitchfield Police Department, Brenda Alexander, 70, of Letichfield, was traveling west, in a 2010 Ford Focus, on Grayson Springs Road when she failed to stop at the intersection of the byway and hit a Ford F-250, driven by Christopher Armstrong, 31, of Leitchfield, in the right rear side-panel.

Alexander stated she was unable to stop when she reached the intersection.

Armstrong said he noticed the Focus was not stopping just as she hit him. The F-250 was hit by such force that the truck became slightly airborne and spun around in the roadway into an oncoming vehicle.

The third vehicle was a 1999 Chevrolet 1500, driven by Hillard T. Cannon, 47.

Cannon stated he was almost stopped in an attempt to turn onto Grayson Springs Road when the accident occurred.

Upon impact with the Chevrolet, Armstrong’s vehicle spun in the opposite direction and came to a rest in the northbound lane, facing west, against the trailer being pulled by Cannon.

A passenger in the Focus, Joe Alexander, 80, of Leitchfield, was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by Grayson County Emergency Medical Services, with non-life threatening injuries.

Armstrong and Cannon were both transported to the hospital by private means.

Theresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette This Chevrolet 1500 was the third vehicle in an accident that sent three people to the hospital on Friday, May 27 around 4 p.m.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Wreck-1.jpgTheresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette This Chevrolet 1500 was the third vehicle in an accident that sent three people to the hospital on Friday, May 27 around 4 p.m.

Theresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette The driver of this Ford Focus failed to stop at the intersection of the William Thomason Byway and Grayson Springs Road and caused an impact with a blue Ford F-250.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Wreck-2.jpgTheresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette The driver of this Ford Focus failed to stop at the intersection of the William Thomason Byway and Grayson Springs Road and caused an impact with a blue Ford F-250.

Theresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette The F-250 came to a final rest in the northbound lane of the heading west on the William Thomson Byway after it was hit with such force that the truck became slightly airborne and spun around in the roadway into an oncoming vehicle.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Wreck-3.jpgTheresa Armstrong | GC News-Gazette The F-250 came to a final rest in the northbound lane of the heading west on the William Thomson Byway after it was hit with such force that the truck became slightly airborne and spun around in the roadway into an oncoming vehicle.

By Theresa Armstrong

tarmstrong@civitasmedia.com

Reach Theresa Armstrong at 270-259-9622, ext. 2011.

Reach Theresa Armstrong at 270-259-9622, ext. 2011.

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