Two injured in Shelby County accident


July 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two woman were injured during a crash Wednesday morning in Shelby County. The driver of one of the vehicles, 58-year old Teresa Wageman, of Harlan, was transported to the hospital in Harlan, while the driver of the other vehicle, 17-year old Rachel Ferry, of Kirkman, refused treatment at the scene.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at around 11:45-a.m., on Highway 59, north of Harlan. Officials say Wageman’s 2007 Chevy Impala and Ferry’s 2001 Ford F-150 pickup were both headed northbound, when Wageman slowed to make a left turn into a residential drive.

Ferry was unable to slow down in time. Her pickup rear-ended the car, causing considerable damage to both vehicles. Rachel Ferry was cited by deputies for failure to stop in a clear and assured distance.