by Darren Doyle, EdmonsonVoice.com
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to the 1800 block of Noah Bledsoe Road in Chalybeate (near Lake Forest Subdivision) for a single vehicle accident with serious injuries around 11:00am on Monday, June 8th. Police said that William "Chance" Cowles, 19, of Chalybeate, was traveling north on the small back road when the 1997 Ford Ranger he was driving exited the left side of the road. Police also said that rear end of the truck spun counterclockwise 90 degrees and struck a tree on the driver's side, coming to a final stop.
Cowles was flown to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville by Air EVAC with serious injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery. Police also said that Cowles was wearing his seat belt and that a wet, slippery road was the main factor in the accident.
The Edmonson Voice attempted to reach out to family members for comment and updates on the teen, but none were available at press time.
In addition was to the sheriff's office, on scene was the Edmonson County EMS, Edmonson County Jaws of Life, first responders, and the Brownsville and Chalybeate Fire Departments.