Darren Doyle, story
photos courtesy of ECSO
Emergency personnel were called out to the junction of KY HWY 187 and Moon Road last night around 10:30pm in response to a two vehicle collision.
Police said that Jacob Willhite, 18, of Brownsville, was traveling west in a 2002 Mini Cooper on Moon Road when he attempted to turn left onto HWY 187. Official reports said that Willhite turned into the path of an oncoming 2008 Ford Explorer, driven by Jeffery Zellers, 49, of Leitchfield.
Willhite was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green by Edmonson EMS, then later to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. The sheriff's office said that Willhite's family reported that he was transferred to Nashville due to an air pocket on the teen's lung, but has since been stabilized. Willhite received 12 stitches in his chin, but no broken bones. He is being kept at Skyline for observation and has been listed in stable condition.
Zellers was reportedly uninjured and refused medical treatment at the scene. Also responding in addition to Edmonson EMS and the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office were the Edmonson County Jaws of Life, Bear Creek Fire Department, and Brownsville Police.