Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck, One Driver Accused Of Operating Under The Influence
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
A three-vehicle crash involving two motorcycles resulted in one man being air lifted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, October 13, 2020.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to Veterans Memorial HWY (101/259) at the Arthur Road intersection around 3:20PM to a multi-vehicle crash with injuries.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Howard Lucas (41) of Brownsville, was stopped in the northbound lane of Veterans waiting to turn left onto Arthur Road in a Ford pickup. Law enforcement and witnesses on scene said a group of motorcycles passed Lucas' truck on the right hand side. One motorbike, a 2015 Can Am operated by Christopher DeVore (61) of Horse Cave, began to slow down behind the pickup when it was struck in the rear by a Harley Davidson, operated by Larry Bellamy (70) of Park City, according to the Sheriff Shane Doyle.
Doyle said that Bellamy's bike forced DeVore's Can Am into the rear of Lucas' pickup while Bellamy was ejected from his bike. Bellamy was not wearing a helmet and sustained multiple injuries in the crash, according to the Sheriff. Mr. Bellamy was air lifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and is listed in critical condition. Mr. DeVore was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for unknown injuries. All other parties refused medical attention at the scene, including two minor children that were passengers in the pickup. The Sheriff said both children were evaluated by EMS on scene and were listed as non-injured.
Sheriff Doyle also reported that according to evidence at the scene, Bellamy was allegedly under the influence of intoxicants and that criminal charges are pending.
The case is currently under investigation by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. Also responding to the scene was the Chalybeate Fire Department, along with Edmonson EMS and Air Methods Air Medical Transport.