Two people were involved in a traffic accident Monday afternoon on Highway 56 north near Eagle Creek Road.
Sergeant Billy Prater of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 38 year old Eva Louise Pascal of Piniwinkle Road, Smithville was driving north on the Cookeville Highway in a 1993 Ford Explorer and 19 year old Patrick Franklin Counts of East 13th Street, Cookeville was traveling south in a 2006 Honda Civic.
According to Sergeant Prater, Counts crossed the centerline and struck Pascal's vehicle head-on. Counts stated that he was reaching into the floor of the car to get a pen when the crash occurred.
Both drivers were transported to DeKalb Community Hospital by DeKalb EMS.
Counts was cited for traveling on the wrong side of the roadway and violation of the drivers license law for failure to comply with the ten day address change provision.
Pascal was cited for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance).
Sergeant Prater was assisted by Trooper Allen England, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Whitehead, and the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department.