17-year-old Keri Vincent, of Scottsville, received head injuries when a 1995 Dodge Power Ram, in which she was a passenger, drove into a ditch on Rock Crusher Hill in Leitchfield on Sunday, November 24.
At around 4:05 p.m., Grayson County Emergency Medical Services and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist the Leitchfield Police Department with an injury accident at 820 West White Oak Street on Rock Crusher Hill.
Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend, who investigated the accident, reported that a vehicle had been stopped in the roadway and was preparing to make a left turn into Watkins Woods Drive.
The driver and owner of the Dodge, Christopher Belcher, 18, of Morgantown, was driving west on West White Oak Street and didn’t notice the vehicle stopped in the roadway, Townsend reported.
To avoid hitting the stopped vehicle, Belcher drove his Dodge into a nearby ditch, Townsend said.
At the scene, Belcher reported to police that Vincent had been wearing her seatbelt; however, the spider-web appearance of the cracks on the Dodge’s windshield indicated Belcher’s claim was false, Townsend said.
Vincent was transported from the scene by GC EMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for treatment for head injuries received as a result of the accident.
The Dodge, which received “extreme damage” to its front as a result of the accident, was towed from the scene by Terry’s Towing, Townsend reported.