Sunday, July 18, 2010

Alcohol Deemed Factor In I-40 Wrong Way Wreck

At least three people had to be taken to the hospital over the weekend after a head-on crash on Interstate 40 in Putnam County. Authorities say it happened at the 286 mile marker, which is the entrance from South Willow Avenue. They say a driver of a pick-up truck got onto the westbound lanes of the interstate heading into the wrong direction and hit another car head-on around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The westbound lanes reportedly had to be shut down for more than two hours while wreckers cleared away the damaged cars. Authorities said none of the injuries suffered during the wreck was life-threatening, but they say the driver of the pick-up truck has been charged DUI.