Driver Reportedly Found Unconscious in Nearby Creek Bed
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
A rollover crash on Monday resulted in the arrest of the driver who fled the scene, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
First responders arrived at the junction of Brownsville Road (259) and Knob Road around 2:30pm on August 19, 2019, where they discovered a 2012 Nissan Sentra resting on its side in a grassy area. According to law enforcement, the car was registered to April Kenney, (44) of Park City, who was identified as the passenger and was injured in the crash.
Law enforcement reported that they had received multiple complaints of reckless and erratic driving in the same area earlier in the day.
According the sheriff's office, the passenger was uncooperative and had no information as to who the driver was, nor where the driver went.
Kenney was transported to the hospital via Edmonson EMS for serious incapacitating injuries, according to the sheriff. A deputy said that according to evidence on scene, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed, left the roadway, and overturned.
The sheriff's office also said that a short time later, law enforcement was notified that the suspected driver, later identified as Daniel Taylor, (41) of Park City, had been located unconscious in a nearby creek bed by family members who had called for medical help. The sheriff said that the family reported that Taylor became combative with family once he awoke.
According the the sheriff, law enforcement arrived on the scene where Taylor, who was intoxicated, reportedly became combative with officers. He was then detained and forcibly removed out of the area, which was approximately 200 feet up a hill side, where he was arrested and charged with:
He was first transported to Caverna Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was then medically cleared and transported to Hart County Jail.
Responding to the accident scene was the Rocky Hill Fire Department, Brownsville JAWS, Edmonson County Sheriff, and Edmonson EMS.