On Chalybeate School Road
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
A small scratch on a driver's wrist was the only thing that could be noted as an injury after a rollover crash occurred on HWY 743 Monday afternoon.
Emergency workers were paged to the 2200 block of Chalybeate School Road to the report of an overturned vehicle around 4:40pm on Monday. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, the driver, who was identified as Willie Lindsey, (37) of Brownsville, was headed south on HWY 743 in a white Chevy Cobalt. A sheriff's deputy reported that Lindsey said a vehicle malfunction caused the car to exit the right side of the roadway, where it then struck a telephone pedestal, went airborne, and came to rest on its top about 100 feet off the road.
Mr. Lindsey said he was able to exit the overturned car on his own.
"It was a wild ride, man," said Lindsey. "I was wearing my seat belt and I didn't get hurt. That seat belt saved me."
Officials said that Mr. Lindsey refused medical treatment at the scene. Also responding was the Chalybeate Fire Department.