Edmonson Voice Staff
Two teens were involved in a Sunday afternoon crash on HWY 70 at 1157 Morgantown Road when the driver, Cierra Elmore, 17, of Mammoth Cave said a wasp flew into the Doge Caravan she was driving.
According to law enforcement, Ms. Elmore was startled and reacted to the wasp which caused her to run off the road and crash into a utility pole. The pole was snapped in two and the van took on extensive damage.
Officials said that both front airbags deployed but thankfully, neither Ms. Elmore nor her passenger, Jade Lashley, 15, of Segal were injured. Both teens were wearing their seatbelts.
The road was shut down from Mt. Zion Church Road to Higgs Road from the time of the accident around 6pm until one lane was finally opened around 10:30pm. The utility pole was carrying telephone lines and officials said more than three hours passed before Windstream arrived.
Responding to the scene was the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Bear Creek Fire Dept, and Edmonson EMS.