Darren Doyle, story and photos
Emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle accident in the 4000 block of Chalybeate Road (KY HWY 101) near the Edmonson/Warren line around 7pm on Wednesday evening.
Police said that David Mize, 22, of Mammoth Cave was traveling southbound in a 2006 Ford Focus when he collided with the rear of a 2004 Honda Accord driven by Shannon McCoy of Chalybeate.
Officials said that Mrs. McCoy was stopped, waiting to turn into her driveway when she was hit. "All I know is that I was about to pull into my driveway, and the next thing I know, I was spinning around," Mrs. McCoy said.
Mr. Mize said he came over a hill and saw the car, but simply didn't have time to stop. Mize's daughter, a toddler, was with him in the vehicle, but secure in her car seat. Amazingly, there were no injuries. The toddler was comforted when a member of the fire department gave her a stuffed animal.
Mrs. McCoy had some Christmas gifts in her trunk, one being a large box of Lego blocks. The box was destroyed in the wreck and emergency workers had to clear hundreds of Legos out of the road, along with a host of broken car parts.
The road was down to one lane for a while and eventually shut down for a wrecker service to clear one of the vehicles.
Responding to the scene was the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson EMS, Chalybeate VFD, and a member from Kyrock VFD.