(Leitchfield, KY) – The early morning rains Monday, March 11, 2013, are being blamed for a one vehicle accident that sent a Leitchfield woman to an area hospital.
According to Grayson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tony Willen, Marilyn Mattingly (46) of Leitchfield was headed towards Leitchfield traveling Salt River Road when her 2000 Mercury Cougar hydroplane.
Mattingly lost control of the car and it dropped off of the shoulder of the roadway, crossed Van Meter Lane and landed in a field after striking a fence and a sign.
Mattingly was helped from her car by Grayson County EMS and the Leitchfield Fire Department.
Mattingly was taken to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Snowy conditions were blamed for an accident earlier in the month that injured a Caneyville man.
The sheriff’s department reported that Benjamin Brown (41) was traveling in his 1996 Cadillac Eldorado Touring when he hit a slick spot around the 10,000 block of Owensboro Road (Hwy 54).
Brown ran off of the west bound side of the road and struck a tree. Brown said when the car crested a hill he could feel the back tires begin to spin the vehicle out of control.
The car struck the tree in the driver’s door and came to rest.
Brown was transported to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by the Grayson County EMS.
The accident happened on March 1, 2013 at 3:45 p.m.
An accident the following day left a Clarkson man cited to court.
The sheriff’s department reported that Michael L. Snell (22) was traveling west on Elizabethtown Road when he failed to maneuver the 1993 Chevrolet 2 door car through the curve near Kelley Bee-Hive Company.
The car spun around in the road and struck a utility pole in the east bound ditch breaking it off at the ground. The car came to rest headed east bound in the ditch.
There was severe damage to the right side of the car.
The deputy learned that Snell’s drivers license were suspended.
Snell was taken to the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.