Edmonson Voice Staff
Emergency personnel responded to the 100 block of Oak Grove Church Road just before 6AM this morning to an accident involving an overturned pick up near the Oak Hill Road intersection. Police said when they arrived, they found a white pick up on its side, taking up both sides of the road. There was no driver, passengers, or witnesses at the scene, however, rescue workers found several open beer cans in and around the truck.
Police said there were bloody hand prints on the door and the roof of the truck, but not enough to analyze for identification. Police did not release the full name of the registered owner, but said the truck came back to a Powell family from Smiths Grove.
Officials said it appears to be a drunk driving incident where the driver fled, hoping not to be caught. Police tried multiple times contacting the registered owner, but were not able to reach them at press time. The investigation is ongoing.
Responding at the scene were the Chalybeate Fire Dept, EC Jaws of Life, and Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.