Four vehicles damaged in two separate crashes

by | July 30, 2009 12:00 am

Two injured. This red Neon (left) was damaged after its driver lost control when the brakes locked up while negotiating a curve and crashed into the gold Kia (right), sending it into the ditch on the north side of Ray Broyles Road.

Heavy damage. The driver of this vehicle was reportedly uninjured; although, the car was not capable of being driven after it crashed on Highway 111 on July 28.

Close call. Debris litters the area where two vehicles collided on Highway 111 near the Memorial Highway split, leaving both vehicles (the white SUV in the foreground and the black vehicle in the median) heavily damaged.

During an afternoon rain shower on July 28, two vehicle crashes, just minutes apart but in different parts of the county, caused extensive damage to four vehicles and sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to Deputy Jacob Groce with White County Sheriff Department, Kendra Stephenson, 32, of Sparta, was driving a red 2001 Dodge Neon, northeast on Ray Broyles Road.
As she entered a curve, the vehicle’s brakes reportedly locked up, causing her to slide across the centerline and strike an oncoming gold 2003 Kia, being driven by Patricia Guess, 61, of Sparta.
Emergency personnel with White County Emergency Medical Services transported Stephenson and Guess to White County Community Hospital. Both were reportedly restrained with seatbelts.
Stephenson was issued two citations, one for no insurance and one for expired tags. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Minutes later, at approximately 4 p.m., emergency personnel responded to another two-vehicle crash on Highway 111, near the Memorial Highway split.
According to Trooper Kevin Ballew with Tennessee Highway Patrol, William J. Raper, 18, of Sparta, was traveling east on Memorial Highway in a black 1998 Honda Accord.
He reportedly left the roadway and crossed the median, striking a southbound white 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, being driven by Carolyn Broyles, 46, of Sparta.
Neither driver was injured and, although, Broyles’ passenger suffered minor cuts, no one was transported to the hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Broyles was cited for not being properly restrained. Raper was cited for not having a valid Tennessee driver license.

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