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Two inmates working for the Washington County Regional Recycling Center were injured in a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of KY-555 and West Industry Drive. The accident happened at 2:48 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Anthony Baker and Lonzo Holbrook, both inmates at the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon, were taken to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon where they were treated and released back into custody.
The pair were passengers in a truck driven by J.R. Colvin, an employee of the recycling center. Two other inmates in the truck, as well as Colvin, signed release forms stating that they were not injured.
The inmates had just completed their work for the day at the center and were being transported back to the jail when their vehicle was struck in the rear by a black Toyota Camry driven by Lavonna Dillon, 30, of Lexington.
According to Springfield police officer Paul O’Bryan, Dillon was traveling southbound on KY-555 when she looked down to read directions on how to get to Lebanon when she struck the county truck.
“She said she was looking down at directions on how to get to Lebanon, and by the time she looked back up, she hit them in the back,” said O’Bryan. “The truck had already pulled onto 555 and was just getting up speed, and by the time she looked up, it was too late.”
Washington County EMS responded to the scene and transported Baker and Holbrook to the hospital escorted by Washington County employee Donovan Jones.
Despite suffering heavy damage to the front of her vehicle, Dillon reported no injuries.