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Drakesboro Woman Injured in Three Vehicle Accident on KY HWY 70 West

Date of News Release: 7/14/2017

Bremen, KY.(Muhlenberg County) – On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Kentucky State Police responded to a three vehicle injury accident that occurred on KY Highway 70 West in Bremen. Jacob Edwards, 22, of Muhlenberg County, was operating a 1996 Jeep Cherokee westbound on KY HWY 70.

Edwards crossed the center line of KY HWY 70 West and struck David Reed, 29, of Central City who was operating a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on KY HWY 70 West. Reed attempted to avoid a collision with Edwards but was unsuccessful. Edwards made contact with Reed’s vehicle and the truck exited the shoulder of the eastbound lane of KY HWY 70 West. Reed’s truck came to rest after traveling through a ditch and grass partially on Ridge Road in Bremen.

After striking the rear of David Reed’s vehicle, Edwards continued westbound in the eastbound lane of KY HWY 70 West when Edwards struck Andrea Reed, 27, of Central City, who was also traveling eastbound. Andrea Reed attempted to avoid a collision with Edwards but was unsuccessful however was able to maintain control of her vehicle and remain on the roadway facing east.

Edwards struck the front passenger side of Andrea Reed’s 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. Edwards’ vehicle continued until it left the shoulder of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned before striking a Kentucky Utilites pole’s guide wire.

Edwards had 2 passengers in his vehicle; Kaitlynd Edwards, 17, of Drakesboro and Jesse Smith, 23, of Muhlenberg County. Kaitlynd Edwards was transported to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Jesse Smith was arrested on active warrants from Muhlenberg County and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center. Jacob Edwards was also transported to Muhlenberg Community Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Edwards was cited for Failure of Owner/Operator to Maintain Required Insurance and Failure to Produce Insurance Card.

All parties involved were wearing seatbelts.

Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by Muhlenberg County EMS, Bremen Volunteer Fire Dept., Webster’s Towing, Quality Towing, Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Dept., Muhlenberg County Constable and Kentucky Utilities.

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