Smithville Police Investigates Two Traffic Accidents Friday at the Same Location

September 22, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police investigated two traffic accidents Friday at the same location.

Two people were involved in a traffic accident around 8:25 a.m. Friday morning at the intersection of North Mountain Street and West Broad Street.

Police say 40 year old Melissa Lynne Jones of Patterson Road, Smithville was north on Mountain Street, driving a 2000 Pontiac, and was making a left turn on West Broad Street as a 2002 Buick, driven by 59 year old Joyce Vandergriff of McMinnville, was traveling west on Broad Street. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.

Both drivers were transported to DeKalb Community Hospital by DeKalb EMS.

Meanwhile, two other people were involved in an accident around 1:15 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Mountain Street and Broad Street.

40 year old Gordon Rackley of Poss Street, Smithville was driving east on West Broad Street in a 1994 Chevy S-14 as 17 year old Daniel Frazier of Woodbury was traveling west on Broad Street in a 1991 Nissan. According to police, Frazier was making a left turn onto Mountain Street and pulled into the path of the Rackley truck. Frazier was cited for being an unlicensed driver. There were no injuries.

Members of the DeKalb EMS and the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department responded to both accidents, along with the Smithville Police Department, who investigated the crashes.

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