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Rain blamed in Monday crash

By Mallory Bilger

Wet roads are being blamed for a two-car accident Monday morning on Mount Washington Road that left one car seriously damaged, but the drivers and passengers sustained no serious injuries.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Eric A. Fout, 22, of Taylorsville, was traveling west around the 7000 block of Mount Washington Road and lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when attempting to make a left-hand turn on wet pavement, according to a report filed by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Thomas.
Fout’s vehicle then slid into the east-bound lane, causing Kenneth A. Thompson, 60, of Brandenburg, who was heading eastbound, to swerve into the other lane to miss the vehicle. Fout’s vehicle struck the right back side of a camper being pulled by Thompson and came to rest in a ditch, according to the report. Thompson was driving a 1997 Ford F250.
“The camper couldn’t get away quick enough,” Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said at the scene.
Thomas said all persons involved refused to be transported to the hospital by Spencer County EMS but first aid was administered at the scene. Fout had three passengers in his vehicle including Joseph Robinson, 23, Cody Bryant, 18, and Fredrick Howard, 22.
According to the report, it was raining at the time of the accident and wet roadways were a contributing factor. Alcohol was not suspected to be a factor in the crash.