Charges pending in Doyle crash
Posted By Sparta Live | August 30, 2012 12:00 am
A traffic crash on the evening of Aug. 28, at the intersection of Memorial Highway and Gooseneck Road, in Doyle, has left a driver injured and possibly facing charges.
According to a report by Lt. Reaker Bass, of Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Dodge Caravan driven by Mary West, of Sparta, was traveling east on Memorial Highway. A 1995 Toyota Camry, driven by Kyle D. Carter, 42, of Doyle, was traveling on Gooseneck Road.
Lt. Bass said Carter reportedly failed to obey the stop sign at the intersection of Gooseneck Road and Memorial Highway and crossed directly into the path of West’s vehicle, crashing the front of his vehicle into the side of her Caravan.
As well as the stop sign, there are also flashing red lights at this intersection to caution drivers to stop for the crossing highway traffic.
THP Captain R.C. Christian said troopers received the dispatch call at approximately 8:39 p.m. to respond to the scene.
Lt. Bass said Carter appeared to have been suffering from non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Highlands Medical Center.
Carter’s blood was drawn at the scene, as alcohol is reportedly believed to have been involved in the crash, according to Lt. Bass. White County Sheriff Department also responded to the scene and is handling the investigation of any criminal charges. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe said at this time, charges are pending.