SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. - An early evening crash on U.S. 119 in front of the Appalachian Plaza sent the drivers of both vehicles involved to local hospitals, with criminal charges pending against one of them.
According to Kentucky State Trooper S. Mounts of Pikeville Post 9, Eulah Greathouse, of South Williamson, was driving northbound on the four-lane in a Toyota Rav-4 when Douglas Hatfield, who was attempting to exit the parking lot of the Fast Lane gas station and convenient store and head south toward Pikeville, pulled directly into her path, resulting in a serious crash.
Greathouse was transported to the Appalachian Regional Hospital, with her chief complaint being chest pain. Hatfield reportedly suffered a possible shoulder injury in the wreck, and was also taken by ambulance to be treated.
Trooper Mounts cited Hatfield for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), as well as driving on a suspended license. The defendant will be provided a court date in which he will face the charges before a Pike County judge.
Also responding to the accident were members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department and emergency personnel with Appalachian First Response. Three deputies with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department assisted Mounts with the investigation and performed traffic control. Both vehicles were believed to be a total loss.