A farm wagon filled with tobacco for market overturned at 4:17 p.m. Saturday, on Ky. Highway 93, 1.2 miles south of Eddyville.
None of the six occupants of the two colliding vehicles involved sustained injuries, according to Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies who investigated the accident.
Nickole Overstreet, 38, of Ft. Payne, Alabama, told deputies that she had taken a detour from Interstate 24, due to roadway construction. That brought her south on Ky. Highway 93. As she was meeting oncoming traffic, her 2011 Nissan Versa veered off the shoulder of the road. She overcorrected her steering, crossing into oncoming traffic.
The front driver’s side of her vehicle struck the front driver’s side of a tobacco wagon being pulled by a 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up truck.
The pick-up truck driver was identified as Oscar Manuel Garrafa Hernandez, 57. Passengers in the vehicle included Victor H. Guzman, 29; Sergio G. Hernandez, 24; and Luis F. Niovez, 20. The driver and passengers of the truck live in Princeton.
The impact of the collision broke the wagon free from the truck, causing the wagon to overturn on to grassy land off the roadside. Overstreet’s car sustained damage to the front top and all areas around it. A tow truck subsequently removed the car from the scene.
Oscar Hernandez, the driver of the truck, said he was heading north, when he saw Overstreet’s car run off the road. He slowed down his vehicle, but was unable to avoid colliding with the oncoming car.
None of the occupants of the truck sustained injuries and no medical attention was required.
Michael G. Brown, 57, of Princeton, and the owner of the vehicle, subsequently arrived on the scene to assist in translating, due to the language barrier. He reported that all vehicle occupants are employed on his farm.
Brown and his employees unloaded the wagon and moved it off the roadway.
The Eddyville Fire Department assisted with traffic control on the scene.