Friday’s freezing rain the culprit in at least 2 accidents in Spencer

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By Shannon Brock

Freezing rain on Friday morning was responsible for at least two accidents in Spencer County, but apparently those accidents resulted in no injuries.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday, a 17-year-old juvenile of Cox’s Creek, whose name is not being released because of her age, wrecked her 1997 Chevrolet 4x4 in the 4100 block of Mount Washington Road.
According to the collision report, prepared by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Tinsley, the driver turned right off Lilly Pike to go east on Mount Washington Road when the vehicle began to slip on the road “due to freezing rain that had ended at approximately 10 a.m.,” the report says.
The vehicle went off the road and hit a telephone pole on private property, the report says.
“The driver advised she did not need medical attention and her father said he would have the vehicle removed,” the report says.
Approximately half an hour later, Tinsley, as well as the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and Spencer County EMS, responded to Bloomfield Road where 78-year-old Rebecca Key of Bloomfield presumably slid on the icy roadway and wrecked her 2003 Buick Regal GS in a small creek.
Key’s vehicle was traveling south on Bloomfield Road when the passenger tires dropped off the edge of the roadway.
“The vehicle continued 86 [feet] when the vehicle went off [the] road and traveled another 63 [feet],” the collision report reads. “The vehicle came to rest in a small creek approximately 15 [feet] from the south bound lane.”
Key was removed from the vehicle and was treated at the scene by Spencer County EMS, but signed a refusal and was not transported.
According to Tinsley’s report, the driver was unsure what happened and could not advise Tinsley of her insurance provider or policy and could not give “any indications of other factors or travel speed.”