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Tompkinsville Road closed for 2 hours by semi-Hyundai collision

METCALFE COUNTY: Preliminary KSP reports that Summer Shade driver's Hyundai drifts into lane of Columbia, Kentuckians semi truck, which overturned. Hyundai driver flower to Vanderbilt for treatment of injuries. Passenger in Hyundai arrested on drug charge and lodged in Barren County Jail, Glasgow, KY. Semi driver not injured.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Sergeant Jason Morris, Public Information Officer
Drug Recognition Expert, Kentucky State Police, Region 2

EDMONTON, KY (Fri 15 Dec 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on Tompkinsville Road near the intersection of Cedar Flat Curtis Road today around 2:05pmCT.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 35 year-old Bobby Acree of Summer Shade, KY was operating a 2004 Hyundai traveling north on Tompkinsville Road when he drifted into the path of a 1988 Kenworth being driven by 31 year-old Terry Meredith of Columbia, KY.

Meredith's truck and trailer overturned closing Tompkinsville Road for several hours.

Meredith was wearing his seat belt at the time of collision and was not injured.
Acree and a passenger 24 year-old Mariah Tweedy of Summer Shade, were not wearing their seat belts.

Acree was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Tweedy was arrested by the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st, Drug Unspecified and lodged in the Barren County Jail. Drugs are suspected to be a factor in the collision.

Officer First Class Casey Tooley is investigating and was assisted at the scene by Metcalfe County Sherriff's' Office and Fire Department, Summer Shade Fire Department, Metcalfe County EMS, Kentucky Highway Department and Bluegrass Cleanup.

This story was posted on 2017-12-16 02:41:19
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