In June 25 Issue
Driver reportedly ran
David Antle said he'd seen the truck was coming straight for him and had swerved as far to the side of the road has he could before the impact.
Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram said Antle's Tacoma pickup was struck by a Ford Ranger driven by Timmy Helm.
Helm had been driving South on KY-1729, Sano Road, when it crossed the center line in a curve and after hitting Antle's Toyota it left the road and went down into a field, Bertram reported.
Helm, the deputy said, then ran away, but was located by Deputy Clete McAninch hiding in a closet at the trailer where the vehicle's information indicated its registered owner lived.
Helm was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, wanton endangerment, driving on a DUI-suspended license, criminal mischief, and leaving the scene of the accident.
Bertram noted that there was also an outstanding drug trafficking warrant for Helm from Indiana.
Pileup on US-127
A three-vehicle chain reaction wreck sent three people to Russell County Hospital, where all were treated and released.
According to the accident report a Stephens Pipe and Steel tractor-trailer, driven by Randy Grider, was headed south on US-127 Monday morning when a car, driven by Thomas Stearns, tuned from the north-bound lane toward Lakeway.
After the two collided the truck jackknifed into the north-bound lane where it struck a Morgan Sanitation truck, driven by Mitchell Morgan that was also in the turn lane.