One driver cited for Ironton crash

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, March 24, 2009

IRONTON — An Ironton man has been cited to court for impaired driving and other other offenses following a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning at the North Second Street overpass.

Ironton Police Chief Jim Carey said a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Stacy Thomas, 19, of Raceland, Ky., was southbound when it was struck from the rear by a 1995 Cadillac driven by Kenneth Rogers, 30, of Ironton.

On impact, Thomas lost control of her vehicle, it left the roadway, struck a utility pole and was caught on the edge of the overpass. Rogers’ car veered off the right side of the road, struck a tree, left the overpass and landed in an adjacent field.

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Thomas was taken to an area hospital by her parents. Of the six passengers in her car, two passengers, Ashton Robinson, 19, whose address was not available and Jeff Tolliver, 19, of Flatwoods, Ky., were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.

Both were discharged prior to Monday afternoon. The other four were not taken to area hospitals: Josh Cameron, 19, of Ashland, Ky., a 16-year-old female juvenile, Jessica Folger, 19, of Worthington, Ky., and Jesse Boyle, 19, of Raceland, Ky.

Both Rogers and Wilson were taken to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Rogers was treated and released. OLBH said they had no information on Wilson.

Rogers was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance, DUI, driving without a license and not wearing a safety belt.

The accident happened at 3:29 a.m. Saturday.