Seven Involved In Crash, All Transported To Hospital
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash in front of the Edmonson County Water District on KY HWY 259 around 4pm today.
According to the Brownsville Police, a 1998 black Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Linda Higgs (55) of Brownsville, was heading south. Witness reports and evidence on scene indicated that the truck traveled into the northbound lane for reasons not immediately known, according to police. There were also two passengers in the truck; Brandy Watt (31) and a 5-year old juvenile.
Police said the truck collided with a northbound 2011 Kia Soul, driven by Haley York, (19) of Sweeden. Also in the vehicle was David Wilson (33), as well as a 5-year old and a 1-year old, according to police.
All seven that were involved in the accident were transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Police said the juveniles were wearing seat belts and properly restrained. All others were reportedly wearing seat belts, according to police. Officials had no update as to the extent of the injuries.
Brownsville Police Officer Dustin Harvey said that the accident is still under investigation. Also responding to the scene was the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Fire Department, Edmonson EMS and the District 2 Constable.
*update 6/23/18, 5:26pm: an earlier version of this article said that police reported everyone was wearing seat belts except Mrs. Higgs. That has been corrected thanks to information sent to us on behalf of Mrs. Higgs that indicated she was also, in fact, wearing her seat belt.