Darren Doyle, story and photos
Emergency personnel were dispatched to a cornfield today around 2:00pm on HWY 259 just near the Rocky Hill crossroads where a vehicle left the roadway, rolled multiple times, and finally came to rest 260 feet away in a cornfield.
The Sheriff's Office reported that Rashdeen Furkhandeen, 40, of Brownsville was driving a 2002 Honda Civic on HWY 259 at a high rate of speed when the driver said he lost control of the car as he topped a hill. Officials said the car crossed the oncoming lane, went off the left side of the roadway and began to flip.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said there were seven different impact marks along the 260 foot stretch of cornfield, littered with glass and car parts, where the car rolled multiple times. Unbelievably, the driver, nor his passenger, Mohamed Azaam Mohamed Fazli, 24, Brownsville, were seriously injured.
The passenger, who was wearing his seatbelt during the crash, walked away from the upside down car with a minor injury to his right arm.
The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries to his right arm, face, and upper back. He was transported to the Medical Center by Edmonson EMS. It was unknown if the driver was wearing a seatbelt.
"To look at the car, how far it traveled, and to see the path it took, it's hard to believe anyone could survive a crash like this," Sheriff Doyle said. "These men are very fortunate to only have suffered what appears to be minor injuries."
In addition to the Sheriff's office and EMS, the Rocky Hill and Kyrock Fire Departments also responded.