A Saturday night traffic accident involving multiple cars and people didn’t occur due to drugs or alcohol, police said yesterday. The 12 page report detailed the multiple vehicle accident in front of IGA grocery store on the four-lane in La Follette. The collision involved five vehicles and four people. The extensive report was released late Monday afternoon by the La Follette Police Department.
La Follette Police Officer Stephen Carroll outlined in his report that 60-year old Steve Carroll of West Chestnut St. in La Follette was driving east on the four-lane in a 2000 white Chevy Blazer (vehicle one) just before 6 pm Saturday night. “Mr. Carroll said he was traveling east and didn’t know much of anything else,” Officer Carroll said. Steve Carroll allegedly told Officer Carroll he was diabetic and had just been released from the hospital.
The driver of vehicle two, 61-year old Danny Peters of Alexander Circle in La Follette told Officer Carroll he was parked in the IGA parking lot waiting on a friend to come out of the store. Peters said Carroll’s Blazer veered off the four-lane striking his 2001 maroon Chevy Silverado pick-up truck in the front end knocking him into another vehicle, a 1988 blue Dodge R50 pick-up truck (vehicle three). Its owner, Tommy Kennedy of Jacksboro wasn’t injured. However, Peters was injured and so was the person who was loading groceries into Peters’ truck at impact, 25-year old Darius Duncan of East Hemlock Street in La Follette.
Steve Carroll, Peters and Duncan were all taken to the hospital.
The report notes that Fleshia Ann King of Clairfield was not in her 2012 Hyundai Sonata (vehicle four) when it was struck.
Arthur Carden of La Follette told Officer Carroll t he was sitting in his 2010 Range Rover (vehicle five) facing the Family Dollar Store when he was hit by King’s car. King’s car was knocked into Carden’s Range Rover by Steve Carroll’s Blazer.
Officer Carroll noted in the report there was no presence of alcohol and drugs. The officer details that Mr. Carroll failed to keep in proper lane. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/15/2019 – 6AM)