I-65 COLLISION SAT. NIGHT RESULTS IN 5 BEING SENT TO HOSPITAL PDF Print
Monday, 31 December 2012 09:06

On Saturday night at approximately 7:44 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 received the report of a collision on I-65 Northbound, near the 68 mile marker. 31-year-old Roberto Diaz of Nashville, TN, was operating a 2006 Toyota Sienna mini-van, when he was struck in the rear by a 2007 Kia Sorrento SUV, being operated by 39-year-old Jermaine Collier of Avon, IN.

Upon impact, Diaz' vehicle went into a skid and traveled off of the right hand side of the roadway and entered a ditch. Collier's vehicle traveled across the left hand, Nortbound lane, where it struck and drove upon the concrete barrier wall. There were six other passengers in Diaz' vehicle, five of which were transported to the Caverna Memorial Hospital.

These passengers include: 32-year-old Hector Yanez, 29-year-old Janet Yanez, 10-year-old Abigail Yanez, 8-year-old Bridget Yanez and 3-year-old Angeline Yanez, all of Nashville TN. They were treated and released for minor injuries. Collier was evaluated on scene, but refused transport.

Trooper Wes Medley was assisted on scene by the Hart County EMS, Munfordville Fire Department, Stanton's Towing and R&B Towing.

 

This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week- Today we are patting on the back the “Unseen First Responders”. Beverly Harbison and employees- Julie Greer, April Dunbar, Dennis Hatcher, Laura Lee Williams, Amy Houchin, Colleen Hamilton, Schelly Vance, Pan Lyons, Jim Spears, Lisa Shirley, Teresa Bull, Alison Burton, Matthew Vaughn, Bill Ekhardt, Bill Shoopman, Kathy Tyree, Joe Perry, Joann Eaton.

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