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L&N Turnpike a hot spot for wrecks

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Police reports detail series of crashes

By The Staff

Three separate wrecks on L&N Turnpike South kept the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department busy the last two weeks.

On May 3, a 2001 Chevrolet driven by Octavia L. Phillips, 17, of Hodgenville was traveling south two miles from Buffalo when the vehicle dropped off the right shoulder. Phillips overcorrected and the car crossed the centerline and ran off the left side of the roadway, coming to rest on its driver side.

Phillips and her passenger, Ashley Clairmont, 17, were uninjured.

On May 5, a 1990 Ford F150 pickup driven by Cody T. Clan, 18, of Mt. Sherman, was traveling north about one mile from Magnolia. Clan told Deputy Matt Darst he met another vehicle on his side of the road. Clan attempted to avoid the collision and the wheels dropped off the left side of the roadway. He overcorrected and the truck crossed the centerline, and came to rest in a ditch on its passenger side. The other vehicle did not stop.

Clan and his passenger, Kayla Seidl, 15, were uninjured.

On April 25, a 2000 Nissan Xterra driven by Jessica H. Sidebottom, 16, was northbound about 0.5 miles from Buffalo. The vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway and the driver overcorrected. The Nissan crossed the centerline and went off the left side of the road. It rolled onto the passenger side, then came to rest on its tires.

Sidebottom and her passenger, Amanda Dobson, 15, were uninjured.