Three Involved in Two Auto Wreck

February 18, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
2011 Honda driven by Kenneth Heady and passenger Clella Martin
2005 Nissan driven by Diana Gaspar

Three people escaped serious injury in a two vehicle traffic accident Monday night at the intersection of South Congress Boulevard and Vaughn Lane.

Patrolman Stephen Barrett of the Smithville Police Department told WJLE that 18 year old Diana Gaspar of Smithville was driving west on Vaughn Lane in a 2005 Nissan when she pulled into the path of a 2011 Honda car driven by 66 year old Kenneth Heady of Gainesboro who was north on Congress Boulevard (Highway 56). 68 year old Clella Martin of Gainesboro was a passenger of the Heady car.

Gaspar's car struck Heady's vehicle in the passenger side. After impact, the Heady car overturned on its top and slid to a stop in the highway while Gaspar's car apparently knocked down a fence just off the road.

Neither Heady, Martin, nor Gaspar were believed to have been seriously hurt. Martin was the only one transported to the hospital by DeKalb EMS.

Gaspar was cited for failure to yield, driving on a suspended license, and violation of the financial responsibility law for no insurance.

Officer Barrett was assisted by Smithville Police Sergeant Andy Snow and Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department was also on the scene.

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