Unfamiliarity, Poor Visibility Lead to 3-Vehicle Crash
Three vehicles made contact Tuesday night and a Butler County man was transported to the hospital in an accident directly in front of Aberdeen Grocery. The wreck, which took place at approximately 5:30 p.m., was caused in part by unfamiliarity with the road and poor visibility.
Stanley Snyder (DOB 1-24-37) of Cloverport, KY was traveling south on KY 79 (Caneyville Road) approaching Aberdeen Grocery when he failed to veer right toward the stop sign. Proceeding straight in front of the store, Snyder's 2004 GMC pickup struck a 1997 Cadillac driven by Bobby Moore (DOB 4-20-55) of Morgantown, who was northbound and had just turned off onto KY 79 from US 231. Upon near head-on impact with Snyder's GMC, Moore's Cadillac was pushed back into another vehicle, a Ford pickup driven by Angelica Grise (DOB 6-17-90) of Rochester, who was traveling behind Moore.
Moore was transported by Butler County EMS to the Medical Center at Bowling Green where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Reneer, who is in charge of the accident investigation. Apparently uninjured, neither Snyder nor Grise were transported for medical attention. All of those involved stated to law enforcement officers that they were wearing seat belts. Dep. Reneer, who was on the scene moments after the three-car crash, said both roads - KY 79 and US 231 - were closed to traffic until approximately 6:30 p.m. as officers and medical personnel worked to clear the scene.
According to Reneer, Snyder stated that he wasn't familiar with the road - the way it turned and came to a stop - and that he just kept going straight. Furthermore, Snyder told Reneer that poor visibility and the "glare" from the road made it difficult to see.
Others responding to the scene were Morgantown Police officer Josh Amos, Kentucky State Police Trooper Brian McKinney, Butler County EMS, the Butler County Rescue Squad, and members of the Butler County Rescue Squad.