Two-car Crash Closes Bridge; Head-on closes O. Embry Road
A pair of crashes closed a two separate highways in Butler County on Wednesday evening.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. Trooper Brian McKinney of the Kentucky State Police responded to an accident on O. Embry Road in north Butler County. McKinney told BTN that two cars, a 1998 Chevrolet driven by Flora Wright, age 57, and a 2005 Pontiac driven by Crystal Strickland, 20 collided in a “sideswipe headon” crash on the narrow road. No injuries were reported, but the road was closed for over an hour while the crash was cleared. Trooper McKinney says he believes both drivers misjudged their clearance on the tight quarters of the road.
At approximately 4:55 p.m. Butler County Dispatch reported a crash on Highway 231 North on the Green River Bridge. Deputy Chris Reneer of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office worked the accident. According to Reneer preliminary findings show that Teresa Lee, driving a Ford SUV, rearended a Chevy Malibu or Caprice driven by Brenda Felty. Felty was transported by Butler County EMS to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The driver of this truck came out of the Dollar General Store Wednesday evening to find his truck missing. Apparently the truck came out of gear,rolled backwards and came to rest against the store sign.