Two people were injured in separate wrecks at the Ham Festival in Cadiz Sunday, with rain a contributing factor in one incident.
The first happened around 11:30 on Brown Street when 19-year old Lauren Kalomiris of Crystal Lake, Illinois was northbound. When she applied her brakes, her car didn’t stop on the wet pavement and rear-ended a vehicle driven by 38-year old Antionette Mayes of Cadiz.
A passenger in the Mayes vehicle, 14-year old Jakashea Martin of Cadiz, was transported to Trigg County Hospital for a possible back injury.
The second accident happened around 3:30 on Hamilton Street. A car driven by 26-year old Patricia Johnson of Cadiz was northbound and was passing through the intersection of Main Street.
The intersection was being controlled by the National Guard as part of the Ham Festival.
A guardsman waived Johnson to proceed through the intersection, but two female juveniles, ages 12 and 14, crossed the street behind the guardsman. Johnson’s vehicle struck the 14-year-old juvenile with the front fender of her car.
The juvenile was knocked to the ground and was taken to Trigg County Hospital with a leg injury.
Cadiz Police estimate 30-thousand people attended this year’s Ham Festival.