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Lebanon residents involved in Washington County wrecks

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By Jesse Osbourne
Landmark News Service

An accident on Deep Creek Road in Mackville last week sent at least one victim to University of Kentucky hospital via helicopter.
According to the police report, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee was traveling west on Deep Creek Road when a deer ran across the road and the driver ran off the left side and over an embankment. The Jeep then flipped over on its top.
The driver was not indicated on the police report, but Ralph L. Smith, 19, of 1745 Craintown in Gravel Switch was listed on the police report. Also listed was Ashley Peach, no age or address given.
The accident occurred at 10:05 p.m. on March 27.
First aid was given at the scene by Washington County EMS.

Lebanon woman and children involved in collision
A collision at the intersection of Bearwallow Road and US 150 at 10:37 a.m. on March 27 sent at least one victim to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
According to the other driver’s statement in the police report, Elizabeth J. Hamilton, 62, of 2715 St. Mary Road in Lebanon, signaled to turn right but turned left, causing a collision.
Hamilton told police that she observed a truck behind her in the rear view mirror and she gave a turn signal to turn left onto Bearwallow Road. Hamilton said that she started to turn and saw the truck on the left side of her vehicle when the contact occurred.
Carl D. Quinn, 50, of 1310 Sunshine Lane in Jefferson, Ind., with Ryder Truck Rental, Inc., was driving a 2012 Freightliner that collided with Hamilton’s vehicle, a 2003 Ford Explorer.
Hamilton’s vehicle also contained two young children, ages two and eight months.
First aid was given on the scene by Washington County EMS.
Drunk driver rear-ends Lebanon man’s vehicle
One man was charged with a DUI on March 25 at around 9:10 p.m. at the intersection of St. Catharine Drive and US 150.
According to the police report, Thomas B. Taylor, 3440 Cave Run Road in Springfield, struck the rear end of a vehicle being driven by Karl A. Robinson of 250 Guthrie Mays Road in Lebanon.
Robinson was slowing or stopped at the light on US 150 when Taylor struck the rear of his vehicle. Taylor told police that “he could not get stopped.”
Taylor was charged with driving under the influence. The blood alcohol content test showed that his blood-alcohol level was .342. The legal limit for driving in Kentucky is .08.
At least one victim was transported to Spring View Hospital.