SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. – No serious injuries were reported from a accident that occurred during heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon in South Williamson, Ky.
Trooper Hoyt Smith of the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Pikeville Post 9 and the Belfry Fire Department responded to the two vehicle accident and two related fender benders around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S 119 Intersection in South Williamson, Ky. near the Harvey Street Bridge.
A witness reports that a female driving a blue Kia Spectra bearing a Florida license plate struck two men traveling in a white Chevrolet pickup truck from behind while traveling in the southbound lane.
According to the witness, at the time of the accident, the Chevrolet truck was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection.
After colliding with the truck from the back, the witness reports that the Kia then veered to the right and went headfirst into a ditch.
The two men in the white Chevrolet truck reported no injuries.
The two passengers in the Kia were transported via a personal vehicle to nearby Tug Valley Appalachian Regional Hospital (ARH).
Two other minor accidents occurred as a result of the first accident. There were no reported injuries in the two related accidents and only minor damage was repported to those vehicles.
Although it had been raining throughout the day and at the time of the accident, the cause of the crash is still under investigation by Trooper Hoyt and the KSP.
At press time, no names had been released of those involved in any of the accidents.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)