, Corbin, KY

February 14, 2013

Three vehicles crash in Corbin

No injuries in wreck at intersection of Hwy. 770, Gordon Hill Pike

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

No injuries were sustained after a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened at the intersection of Hwy. 770 and Gordon Hill Pike in Laurel County.

“All of a sudden this girl started to turn,” said Shantell Johnson, 23, of Corbin, who was shaken but not hurt after the crash.

She was traveling west on Hwy. 770 driving a blue, four-door Chevrolet Cavalier alone in the car when the smash-up happened.

She said a driver in front of her “suddenly” stopped to make a turn at that intersection. Johnson said she started to slow down, but once she started sliding on the wet pavement, she said she braced herself for the inevitable collision.

She smashed into the back of a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 33-year-old Melissa Mills, of London. She said nothing at the scene, so it is unknown whether there were passengers with her, but she did appear uninjured.

Johnson’s vehicle also crashed into a Dodge Ram 4x4, driven by 58-year-old Corbin resident Grady Rogers.

“This lady (motioning toward Johnson) rear-ended this car (motioning toward the Malibu) and then ricocheted off that and hit me,” Rogers said.

He was also driving alone when the crash occurred.

Kentucky State Trooper John Pratt investigated the crash. Assisting at the scene were members of the Keavy Fire Department, Laurel EMS and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County. Traffic had to be directed around the scene for some time before the crash was cleared.