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Accident Snags SR-37, Blocks US-50

Last updated on Tuesday, October 2, 2007

(BEDFORD) - Lawrence County sheriffs have released the report on the major accident that had US-50 blocked yesterday morning.

According to the sheriff's report, 49-year-old Kathy Artman of Mitchell allegedly ran the red light heading southbound on SR-37 when the truck driven by 55-year-old Vernon Sergent, also of Mitchell, entered the intersection with a green light.

Artman's Chevy struck the side of Sergents pickup, causing the response that closed down US-50 at the intersection, as well as the left lanes of southbound 37.

Artman, and Sergent's passenger, 49-year-old Jay Sergent, were transported by ambulance to Dunn Memorial Hospital; Sergent was transported to Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Bedford police and Marion fire were called in to help with extracting the victims. Artman was given a blood test for intoxicants, the results are still pending.

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