THP investigates two accidents here
By: AMANDA HILL BOND,
A two-vehicle accident occurred on Thursday, August 5th on Highway 325 West, at the three-way stop on the square in Byrdstown.
According to the accident report, a 2002 Lexus driven by Johnnie A. Keisling, 81, 1020 Keisling Drive was stopped and about to turn right.
A 2000 Dodge Dakota, driven by Jeremy Conner, 28, 2095 Cope Cemetery Road, had failed to slow down and struck Keisling in the rear of the car causing both cars to travel forward. Conner's vehicle hit the barrier post located in front of the Court Square Market business, while Keisling went in between hitting the building.
Keisling was transported to Byrdstown Medical Center for cuts and then transported to Livingston Regional Hospital for other injuries.
Charges are pending against Conner, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Williams who investigated the accident.
Another accident which happened Saturday, August 7th, at around 9 p.m. on Highway 111 lead to an arrest.
The accident report stated that a 2005 Ford Ranger had been parked on side of road in front of Reynolds’ Service Station and pulled out on the highway going towards B&K Grocery.
The Ranger, driven by Eddie Lee, 19, 2016 Reedertown Rd. pulled out in the path of a 1999 Chrysler van which was driven by Melissa Davis, 40, 120 Walt Street.
No injuries were reported by THP Trooper Wade Williams, and investigation lead to the arrest of Lee for alcohol related charges.