Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A rear end collision involving two vehicles sent two people to the hospital yesterday, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said they responded to the junction of KY HWY 3019 and Veterans Highway (KY HWY 101/259) yesterday around 2pm where Robert Weikel, (51) of Brownsville, who was driving a 2000 Ford F150, had stopped on Veterans to turn left onto 3019.
According the Sheriff's Office, Sharon Starnes (63) of Chalybeate, who was driving a 2002 Ford Excursion, was headed north on Veterans and didn't see the pickup. Mrs. Starnes was reportedly unable to stop and struck the pickup in the rear end.
Both Mr. Weikel and Mrs. Starnes were transported to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. A family member of Mrs. Starnes said she suffered pulled muscles and cracked ribs but was recovering at home.
"She was very fortunate and the good Lord was watching over her," the family member said.
No update was available for Mr. Weikel.
Also responding to the scene were the Chalybeate and Brownsville Fire Departments along with Edmonson EMS.