Three Injured In Separate Wrecks

July 13, 2007
Dwayne Page

Three people were injured in separate traffic accidents Thursday night and Friday morning on DeKalb County roads.

Trooper Dewain Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says at about 6:05 p.m. 47 year old Kenneth Dale Nunley of McMinnville was operating a 2003 Honda VTX 1800 motorcycle on Turner Road with a group of other motorcycle riders when he wrecked while attempting to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle exited the roadway to the right, entered a ditchline, and crashed. Nunley was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.

Meanwhile, 39 year old Lisa Dawn Dube of 437 Carter Street, Smithville was hurt in a one car accident on Highway 146 around 9:55 p.m.

Trooper Jennings says Dube was northbound in a 2001 Pontiac Trans Am when she exited her lane into the oncoming lane and left the roadway to the left. As she overcorrected, the vehicle came back onto the roadway and overturned. The car slid some 200 feet on it's top and came to rest in the middle of the highway.

Dube, who was not wearing a seatbelt, got out of the car and walked several yards down the road to a house, where she was picked up by DeKalb EMS and taken to DeKalb Community Hospital.

Dube was charged with failure to maintain the proper lane of travel and for not wearing her seat belt. Trooper Jennings says alcohol was also involved.

The third accident occurred at 1:35 a.m. Friday morning on Highway 146.

Trooper Jennings says 28 year old Shawn Bradley Patton of 318 Oak Place Drive, Smithville, the driver of a 2004 Ford Ranger was northbound when he exited the roadway to the left, struck a culvert, and then hit a utility pole, cutting it in half. The truck then rolled over on it's top. Patton was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was treated and released. Patton is charged with driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain the proper lane of travel, and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance).

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