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An afternoon of hauling furniture turned into a big mess and a three-vehicle accident that sent one man to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency personnel responded to the wreck on New Grove Road (KY 743) just east of the Pig Road (HWY 422) junction that had the portion of the road closed out to Beaver Dam Church Road.
According to reports, Justin Vincent, of Brownsville was driving a 2006 Chevy 2500 pickup belonging to Ken Byrd, pulling a trailer loaded with furniture. Vincent said he was transporting the furniture to Byrd's Realty and Auction, just a few miles away. He said the lid to a deep freezer loaded on the trailer popped open and he stopped quickly in the road to secure the lid.
Police said the driver following Vincent, Alfred Kelly Embry, driving a 99 Dodge Ram pickup, was going to help Vincent unload the furniture at Byrd's Realty. Police said the quick stop caught Embry by surprise, but he was able to stop.
Police said the third driver, Dennis Hatler, who was driving a late model Ford F250, was unable to stop and according to police, he hit Embry's truck from the rear, forcing Embry's truck into the trailer being hauled by Vincent, which shoved the trailer underneath Vincent's truck. Hatler was also helping the others with the furniture.
Embry was transported to Greenview Hospital via Edmonson County EMS with complaints of chest and abdominal pain. The extent of his injuries were not yet known.
Responding to the scene in addition to EMS were both the Brownsville and Chalybeate Fire Departments, as well the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
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