6 Accidents Occur in Nashville Area

Six accidents were called in past week in the Washington County area. One was on Thursday, November 29th, with one vehicle involved along State Route 127, near Sassafras Road. 25-year-old Blake Roberts, of New Minden, swerved to avoid hitting a deer, exited the lift side of the roadway, and struck a ditch. Blake was cited for having no valid registration and operating an uninsured vehicle. He was transported to an area hospital to treat his minor injuries. 3 of the 6 accidents this week were reported on Friday, November 30th. On Friday morning, a minor crash was reported along the 500 block of West Alton Street. Ben Tuttle was attempting to pack out of a driveway and did not see a parked vehicle on the opposite side of the street. That resulted in minor damage to the vehicles. Also on Friday, this time just a little after 130pm, a crash was reported along West High Street and South Lafayette Street. Tiffani Amerman of Centralia was stopped at the stop sign along West High, when Maxine Kraudel, of Nashville attempted to turn onto the same street, and ended up side-swiping Amerman’s vehicle. The last accident on Friday was at around 630pm, along East Elm and North Mill Streets. Jace Matecki of Nashville was stopped at the roadway, waiting to cross North Mill, and when he attempted to cross, he pulled out in front of Justin Phillip of Keyesport. Phillip attempted to avoid the collision, but was unsuccessful and ended up hitting the rear passenger side of Jace’s vehicle. Information was gathered at the scene and both vehicles suffered minor damages. The last two accidents were on Saturday, December 1st. the 1st one was at the County Mart, where a two vehicle accident caused blockage of the roadway. William Fehr of Nashville was backing out of a parking spot and backed into the rear passenger side of Stephen Woosey of Pinckneyville’s vehicle. Information was gathered and the two vehicles were drivable. The last accident was on Saturday as well, this time along US Highway 51. 72-year-old Thomas Weakley of Centralia struck a vehicle, driven by Brent Mann of Salem. No injuries were reported.