Traffic accidents send one to hospital

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Local law enforcement and emergency units were dispatched to the scene of two traffic accidents on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The first, a two-vehicle accident at 6:51 p.m., occurred in front of the Milton Wesleyan Church on Hwy. 36 in downtown Milton. Carroll Coghill of Milton was traveling east on Hwy. 36 in a 2005 GMC Sierra truck. Robert Heinz of Milton was traveling west in a 1992 Ford Mustang. Coghill reportedly attempted to turn into the church parking lot and turned into the path of Heinz. Both vehicles struck head on. All parties refused treatment and transport by Trimble County EMS. Fire units from Milton Fire & Rescue assisted with cleanup at the scene. The accident was investigated by the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department

At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a second two-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 421N in Milton. Jerell Farley III of Bedford was traveling north on Hwy 421 in a 1997 Toyota Corolla and struck the back of a 2007 Dodge Stratus, driven by Milton resident Julie Hambrick. Hambrick, a free-lance writer for The Trimble Banner, was transported by Trimble County EMS to The King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison for her non-life threatening injuries. Hambrick is presently recuperating at home.

The Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by Milton Fire & Rescue.