Pickup Leaves Roadway, Straddles Creek Down Steep Embankment
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Emergency responders were dispatched to Brownsville Road, (KY HWY 259) just east of Silent Grove Church Road around 9pm on Monday, November 20, 2017 to the scene of a single vehicle accident.
According to officials, Rebecca Hendrick, (62), was headed west in a 2005 Chevy Colorado when her truck left the roadway for an unknown reason, according to the driver. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said the truck exited the right side of the road, went airborne, and landed in a deep ditch, straddling a small creek.
According to the sheriff's office, Hendrick admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving. During the investigation it was determined that Hendrick had been driving under the influence. The sheriff's office said that Hendrick blew twice the legal limit during a breath test.
Hendrick was arrested and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, aggravated circumstance. She refused medical treatment at the scene but was transported to Caverna Hospital before being lodged in the Hart County Jail. The sheriff's office reported that she was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.
In addition to the sheriff's office, the Chalybeate and Brownsville Fire Departments responded to the scene, along with Edmonson County JAWS and Edmonson EMS.