Edmonson Voice Staff
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Emergency personnel responded to the fourth injury accident in six days at a rear end collision at the junction of KY HWY 101 and KY HWY 3019 (old Chalybeate Road to Rhoda Creek) that sent two teens and one adult to the hospital on Sunday night.
Police said a 16 year old male (name was not released) was driving a 2013 Ford Focus northbound on 101 with a passenger, Laura Phillips of Brownsville. As the teen was preparing to turn left onto 3019, he was rear-ended by a 2002 Chevrolet Prism, driven by Lacey Outlaw, 16, of Mammoth Cave.
Police said Outlaw refused treatment at the scene from Edmonson EMS, but traveled to Greenview Regional Hospital with a family member. The teen driver of the other car and Phillips were transported the Medical Center by EMS for possible injuries.
Police said possible distracted driving could have been a factor but no criminal charges are expected to be filed.
The road was closed for about an hour while the scene was cleared. Emergency responders had just finished the Brownsville Christmas Parade when they were paged. Some emergency vehicles were still in the high school parking lot as they returned from the parade route. One firefighter said if the call had come a few minutes earlier, a quick response would have been virtually impossible with the parade.
Sheriff Shane Doyle encouraged drivers to use extra caution during the holidays. "People are busy this time of year, and more traffic is on the road. Please slow down and be aware of your surroundings."
The investigation was led by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. Also responding to the scene was the Chalybeate Fire Dept, Edmonson EMS, Brownsville Fire Dept, Brownsville Police, and District 2 Constable.