Darren Doyle, story and photos:
It was a scary scene for three individuals that were involved in a rollover crash earlier today on Oak Hill Road that led to all three being hospitalized.
According to the Brownsville Police Department, a 2005 Mercury SUV was headed from Brownsville near the Mohawk/Carder Street end of the road when for an unknown reason, exited the left side of the roadway, struck a tree, and came to rest on its side.
Police said that it was currently not known who was driving the vehicle as a result of the SUV's condition as emergency personnel worked diligently to safely remove all three from the vehicle, which landed down a steep embankment.
Police reported that Brenda Stinnett, (57) of Clarkson, Preston Fugate, (19), also of Clarkson, and Christopher Williams, (33), of Brownsville were extricated from the vehicle. All three were transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green. While police had no updates on their current condition, they said the individuals were responsive at the scene.
Brownsville Police Chief Jeff Jewel also credited two men for assisting at the scene, one of which who was hunting in the woods nearby.
"We're glad for our good Brownsville neighbors," he said. "They stopped what they were doing to try to help these folks."
Lewis Vincent said he heard the crash while he was hunting and quickly contacted his brother, David Vincent, who joined him and they arrived first at the scene on an ATV.
Lewis is disabled but still wanted to help.
"I don't have any legs, so I went and got my brother," he said. "I knew something bad had happened so we came down here to try to help." Despite Lewis' disability, he was still able to drive the ATV out of the woods to the scene.
Several first responders thanked the men at the scene for their actions.
In addition to the Brownsville Police, the Brownsville and Chalybeate Fire Departments, Edmonson County JAWS, Edmonson EMS, EC Emergency Management, and the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office also responded.
BPD Officer Dustin Harvey is leading the investigation.
**UPDATE** 10/26/18 4:52PM: Brownsville Police has released further details to the Edmonson Voice. The driver has been listed as Preston Fugate, who has been transported to Nashville and is listed in critical condition. Passenger Christopher Williams has also been transported to Nashville, also in critical condition. The other passenger, Brenda Stinnett was listed in stable condition in Bowling Green.