The slick road conditions hindered driving on Monday, September 17, resulting in three crashes, beginning around 7:00 a.m. on the Gamaliel Road, in the eastern section of Macon County, as a steady rain fell.
Deputy Kimball Hall, of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, investigated the first accident and he said that 25-year-old Megan Bennett, of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, was driving a southbound Chevy Malibu, when she came around a curve on the slick highway. “She lost control due to the slick conditions,” said the deputy, “and flipped her automobile twice, coming to final rest on its top.”
Ms. Bennett was carried by ambulance to Monroe County Hospital for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.
First responders included the Macon County Sheriffs Department, Red Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue, Macon County EMS and the Macon County Chronicle.
A few hours later Amanda Boyd, of Lafayette, was transported to Macon County General Hospital after two vehicles collided at the intersection of Ellington Drive and Scottsville Road, inside the city limits.
Patrolman Stacy Woodard, of the Lafayette Police Department, investigated this traffic accident. According to his report, Ms. Boyd was driving a white Chevrolet 4-door truck north on the Scottsville Road when an Ford Explorer driven by Hannah Johnson, also of Lafayette, pulled out in front of her from Ellington Drive.
The impact knocked the SUV into a residential lawn. Charges are pending according to Woodard.
The Lafayette Fire Department, LPD, Macon County EMS, and the Macon County Chronicle responded to the crash site.
The final accident occurred less than 20 minutes later, at the intersection of Scottsville Road and Sycamore Street, next to the Lafayette Pizza Hut.
Chief Henry Behr investigated this 12:15 p.m. accident and he says that Sam York was making a left turn onto Sycamore from the Scottsville Road in a Black Grand Am when a blue van driven by Juan Borrera slid into him, pushing his car into the grass at the restaurant.
According to Chief Behr, a female passenger in the automobile was taken to Macon County General Hospital with minor injuries.
The chief said he arrested Borrera for driving with a license, no insurance, and due care. He was transported to the Macon County Justice Center.
Local agencies also responded to this accident, along with the Macon County Chronicle.