SUV goes off road
A driver escaped injury when his SUV went off of the highway. The accident happened at roughly 7:30 p.m. on July 10. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Howard filed the accident report.
Larry P. Morris, of Glen Ellyn, IL told Howard he really does not remember what happened when his 2014 Hyundai Tucson ran off of state Route 657 in Lewisport. Morris admitted to drinking several beers approximately two hours earlier in the evening, but he passed the field sobriety test administered by Howard. His vehicle went off of the road, hit a ditch and ended up in a field. As factors in the wreck, Howard listed inattention, not under proper control and driving too fast for the conditions as it was raining at the time. Morris’ vehicle sustained minor to moderate damage. A wrecker from Bob’s Garage towed the vehicle.
Driver suffers back injury
An Owensboro woman suffered a back injury when her vehicle went off of the road and overturned. The accident happened on July 10 at roughly 9:45 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton filed the accident report.
Ashton L. Jewell told Burton as she traveled north on state Route 69, 12 miles south of Hawesville, her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup went off of the right side of the road and hit a ditch. Burton’s report said Jewell overcorrected the truck, went across the southbound lane and overturned. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest in a soybean field.
Hancock County EMS provided first aid to Jewell and later transported her to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Her passenger, Tyler W. Woosley of Bowling Green escaped injury, and left the scene prior to authorities arriving. The Silverado pickup sustained very severe damage. A wrecker from Bob’s Garage towed the truck.
Car runs traffic light in Lewisport
No one suffered injury in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 60 and state Route 657 in Lewisport on July 2 at approximately 4 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton filed the accident report.
Burton wrote in his report that James E. Lanham, of Lewisport, traveling west on U.S. 60 in a 2011 Toyota Camry, failed to yield the right-of-way at the traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 60 and state Route 657, went through the light and struck a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Joe D. Hamilton, of Maceo.
The pickup sustained moderate damage to the rear driver’s side quarter panel, but the vehicle did not require a tow. Lanham’s Camry sustained minor to moderate damage, and a wrecker from Bob’s Garage towed the vehicle.
Van rams truck
Two vehicles sustained damage in an accident two miles west of Hawesville on River Road. The accident happened July 1 at approximately 12 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the accident report.
In his report, Emmick wrote that Larry N. Lee, of Whitesville, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Express van owned by Hagerman Plumbing and Heating of Owensboro, started to back the van from a parking spot and misjudged the distance between the van and an unoccupied 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 owned by Jerry L. Yaeger of Philpot parked behind him.
Lee backed into the front of the Ram pickup, and caused moderate damage to the truck.
The van sustained very minor damage. Neither vehicle required a tow.
Dodge rams sign
A suspected drunk driver escaped injury in an accident at the foot of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge in Hawesville. The accident happened on June 27 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Howard filed the accident report.
In his report, Howard wrote that Martin J. Sweat, of Tell City, Ind. went straight at the foot of the bridge in his 2013 Dodge Ram pickup instead of making the right bearing turn, hopped the curb and knocked down a sign and cross standing in the side yard of Immaculate Conception church.
The Kentucky State Police also responded to the accident. Trooper Joe Hensley arrested Sweat on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, according to Howard’s report.
Sweat’s pickup sustained very severe damage. A wrecker from Bob’s Garage towed the truck from the scene.