3 injured in 4-car wreck

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By Brandon Mattingly

Three people were transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown with undisclosed injuries following an accident in Fredericktown on Saturday afternoon.

Around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, John Carmona, 20, of Bardstown, was traveling east on US 150 when he approached two vehicles stopped in the roadway for another driver to make a left turn onto Croake Station Road.

According to an accident report filed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Carmona, driving a Mercury Sable owned by Paul Mendoza of Bardstown, failed to stop, hitting a Cadillac CTS driven by Sherronda S. Conner, 23, of Fairfield, in the rear. The impact caused Conner’s vehicle to hit a Toyota Camry driven by Gregory K. Chelf, 59, of Campbellsville.
The report states that Carmona then moved into oncoming traffic, which he informed authorities was in an effort to avoid colliding with Conner’s Cadillac, before swerving back into the correct lane after seeing an oncoming GM Acadia.

The Acadia, driven by David S. Sagrecy, 41, of Springfield, swerved right to avoid a head-on collision with Carmona, causing the vehicle to hit the concrete wall of the recently constructed bridge in the area.

Conner, along with two passengers—Victoria Butler, 20, and Brisha Cowhert, 19—were transported to Flaget by Washington County Emergency Medical Services to be treated for injuries.

The sheriff’s office also worked an injury accident on Sunday on Mackville Road. Full details of the accident were unavailable at press time. Check next week’s issue of The Sun for additional information.