Edmonson Voice Staff
Attempting to pass an entire row of cars at once can put drivers in a dangerous position, especially in thick fog, in a no passing zone, as two drivers learned yesterday morning in a fiery crash. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department, Sabrina Sharmin, Cave City, was traveling south on 31W in a 2000 Cadillac when she decided to pass several vehicles at the same time. The foggy conditions caused poor visibility which kept her from seeing the oncoming traffic. She then came upon a northbound vehicle and realized she was nearing a head-on collision. She was forced back into the row of traffic that she was attempting to pass, rear ending a 2002 Ford Escape, driven by Donna Brooks of Pig. At impact, both vehicles spun out of control, forcing Mrs. Brooks' vehicle into the ditch while Sharmin's Cadillac came to a stop in the road, partially blocking the northbound lane. It was then that the Cadillac caught fire and quickly burned to the ground before fire departments could contain the blaze. Both drivers were transported to the Medical Center by Edmonson County EMS where they were treated and released. The Rocky Hill and Park City Fire Departments both responded to the scene.