Details have been released regarding the one vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson County. 19-year-old Timothy Pross of Mt. Pleasant was westbound on Highway 34, just east of Dewberry Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle. It went into the ditch and rolled into a culvert. Pross was transported to the Jefferson County Health Center by ambulance for treatment of injuries. Charges are pending.
Yesterday the Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident. It occurred at the Highway 218 and Salem Road intersection. A car driven by Barbara Ledbetter of Salem was eastbound on Salem Road and stopped at the intersection. At that time a semi driven by Arnold McMann of Montrose was westbound on Salem Road. The semi crossed the median and waited for a southbound farm tractor to clear the intersection before turning. Ledbetter proceeded eastbound at the same time that the farm tractor stopped and McMann attempted to turn left. McMann’s vehicle turned into the side of Ledbetter’s vehicle. No injuries were reported and McMann was cited for Failure to Yield on a Left Turn.
The Sheriff’s Office also investigated a hit and run accident Wednesday. It was reported around 7:45 am that morning in the 3100 grid of Lexington Avenue. During the overnight hours, a northbound vehicle left the roadway. They entered the west ditch and struck an electrical pole guide wire. The impact caused the pole and a second guide wire to break. The incident remains under investigation.