2 injured in WM crash
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 1:58 pm
The Messenger, March 12, 2012
The Obion County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday on Highway 5 in Woodland Mills, north of Brevard Road.
A 1997 Ford four-door vehicle driven by Maurice Thorpe, 32, of Hickman, Ky., was southbound on the highway about 4:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Kent Treece. He said the vehicle veered off the left side of the roadway, struck two mailboxes, traveled through two driveways before hitting a third driveway, overturned and traveled about 192 feet before coming to a stop in the 4200 block of Highway 5.
Thorpe and a passenger, Ricky Polk, 33, also of Hickman, were transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City by ambulance for injuries they sustained.
Treece said alcohol could have been a factor in the early-morning accident.