Darren Doyle, story and photos:
It was a close call for not only a young driver in one vehicle, but also a small child, who was a passenger in another vehicle that was involved in a two-car crash this afternoon in Chalybeate.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to the collision around 3PM on Monday, December 6th, which took place on KY HWY 101 in front of Chalybeate Food Mart in the heart of school traffic. According to officials, a 2013 Chrysler passenger car, driven by a 16-year old female juvenile, was southbound when the driver attempted to turn into the food mart parking lot and entered into the path of a 2020 Honda Odyssey van, driven by Shane Montgomery, (39) of Chalybeate, who was headed north. The two vehicles collided in front of the retail store.
Montgomery's passenger was a 5-year old juvenile, authorities said. No one was injured in the collision. A sheriff's deputy at the scene credited the Good Lord, air bags, and seat belts, as everyone was properly restrained. All refused medical treatment at the scene.
Traffic was rerouted through the store parking lot while the scene was cleared.
In addition to the Sheriff's Office, responding to the scene were the Chalybeate and Wingfield Fire Departments, Edmonson EMS, and EC Emergency Management.