Last updated: July 18. 2013 7:54PM - 361 Views
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PAINTSVILLE - Debris caused by heavy storms Wednesday night are being blamed for a two-vehicle accident in Johnson County.

According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies received a call after 11 p.m., Wednesday, of a two-vehicle collision on Route 40.

Deputies say that a white Chevy Tahoe driven by Jennifer Mollette, of Oil Springs, was trying to avoid debris and a downed tree that were in the road as a result of the rainstorms. Mollette collided with a Chevy Trailblazer driven by Miranda Newsome, of Nippa.

Mollette was transported to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the collision. No report on the condition of Newsome was available.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Oil Springs Fire Department. The incident is currently under investigation by Deputy Byron Fairchild. For more information, contact Sheriff Dwayne Price, 789-3411 or sheriffdprice@gmail.com.

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