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A wreck at the only traffic light in Todd County Sunday afternoon sent two women to a Nashville hospital.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 3:30 at the intersection of U.S. 68-80 and Kentucky 181. Trooper Jeff Ayers says 46-year old Diana Allen of Springfield, Tennessee was westbound in a passenger car and was attempting to turn left off of 68 onto 181 when she drove into the path of an eastbound U-Haul truck driven by 29-year old Stephen Lee of Bowling Green.
Lee didn’t have time to stop and “t-boned” the car in the intersection, knocking both vehicles into a ditch. Ms. Allen and a passenger, 22-year old Amanda Traughber of Elkton, were both trapped and had to be cut from the wreckage by the Todd County Rescue Squad. They would both be flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
28-year old Jimmy Maya of Elkton and two juveniles were passengers in the back, with Maya refusing transport after being checked out on the scene and the two juveniles taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center to be looked at.
Lee went uninjured in the collision. State Police was assisted on the scene by Elkton Police. Ambulances from Christian and Muhlenberg County also assisted in the incident.