Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A single car crash resulted in the driver and passenger being transported to the hospital today as well as the discovery of an outstanding warrant.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash in the 5000 block of Wingfield Church Road today where the driver, Christopher Neil Morris (25), of Wingfield was driving a 1996 Honda Accord. Law enforcement officials said that Morris told them his steering locked up and he was unable to negotiate a curve. His car then reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree.
Morris and his passenger, Jared Conley, (27), of Wingfield were both transported to the Medical Center via Edmonson EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
Due to four emergency calls all coming in at the same time to dispatch, Morris' personal info was not run until after he was in route to the hospital. It was then that it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant in Warren County.
"In an emergency situation, medical attention always comes first," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "Normally, we're able to gather all of an individual's information at once during an accident. In this case, our local dispatch was in the process of sending emergency personnel to four different locations in the county at one time and we weren't immediately able to get the warrant info at the time of the crash. Luckily, our dispatch center handled all four situations calmly and professionally and we were able to contact law enforcement in Warren County as soon as we found out about the warrant. The driver was taken into custody by the Bowling Green Police Department as soon as he arrived at the hospital."
No further information on the warrant was available. The passenger was reportedly treated and released.
*An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the passenger as Derek Conley. We apologize for the error.