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Two injured in DUI crash

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Elizabethtown man arrested

By Calen McKinney

 

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An Elizabethtown man is accused of drunk driving and causing a two-car crash on Saturday night that injured two people.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Gerald Hignite, 69, of 712 Foxfire Road in Elizabethtown, was driving westbound on KY 210 at about 9 p.m. in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when he rear-ended a 1998 Nissan Frontier pickup truck being driven by Frankie R. Brown, 60, of 9889 Hodgenville Road in Summersville. The collision happened at the intersection of KY 210 and Moss Road and delayed traffic for about an hour.

The report states that the collision caused Brown's truck to overturn in the roadway, coming to rest on its side.

Brown and his passenger, his wife Terri A. Brown, 53, also of Summersville, were taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Mrs. Brown was treated and released. No information was available at press time as to Mr. Brown's condition.

Hignite wasn't injured in the collision but was booked into the Taylor County Detention Center after evidence showed, the report states, that he was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS and Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene.

Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Coppage is investigating.