Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Whitley County Accident Injures Teen

{Kentucky}... Police say 18 year old Shawna Barnett was headed to Williamsburg from her home in Stearns Wednesday morning when something caused her to veer into the opposite lane of Highway 92 near Williamsburg, in Whitley County, and collide head on with a commercial truck driven by 35 year old Merle Watkins of London. Barnett was airlifted to a Tennessee hospital. Watkins was treated and released from a Corbin hospital. Danny Moses with Whitley Co. Emergency Management says Ky. 92 west of Williamsburg was shut down for about 4 hours while police investigated and emergency crews cleaned up about 50 gallons of diesel fuel, motor oil, transmission fluid and antifreeze.