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A Chalybeate woman was sent to the hospital yesterday after a two vehicle crash yesterday during rainy conditions, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Emergency personnel responded to the call of a collision around 11:30AM on Saturday, November 5th to Chalybeate Road in front of the Byrd Center. Officials said that Sharon Cowles, (58) of Chalybeate, was operating a 2015 Subaru Outback in the southbound lane of HWY 101, waiting for traffic to clear to turn into the Byrd Center. According to the Sheriff's Office, Roxanne Danuser, (57) of the Stockholm community, was operating a 2008 Dodge Avenger, also headed south. The sheriff's office stated that Danuser told law enforcement that after glancing away shortly, she looked back she saw the other vehicle stopped. She applied her brakes, which locked up on the wet roads and she collided with the Subaru, law enforcement stated.
Mrs. Cowles was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, the Sheriff's Office stated, where she was treated and released. Mrs. Danuser refused medical treatment at the scene, according to law enforcement.
In addition to the Sheriff's Office, the Chalybeate, Brownsville, and Wingfield Fire Departments, along with Edmonson EMS responded to the scene.