Damage to two local farmer’s cropland just west of Leitchfield came as the result of two separate one-vehicle accidents.
Sunday evening, May 25, a 2000 Volkswagon Beetle operated by 17-year-old Makayla Ramsey of Louisville was travelling south on Duff Road approximately six miles west of Leitchfield when the driver said she swerved to miss an animal in the roadway.
According to the report filed by Deputy Clay Boone, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, tire marks on the roadway indicated that Ramsey swerved to the right, overcorrected, and ran off of the right side of the roadway before travelling up an earthen embankment and coming to rest on it’s top in a cornfield.
Ramsey refused medical treatment from Grayson County EMS for both herself and her one-year-old passenger, who was in a child restraint device in the backseat when the accident occurred.
Ramsey’s vehicle suffered severe damage, and damage was also done to the cornfield belonging to James Baxter of Johnny Frank Road.
Three days earlier, on May 22, a field belonging to Terry Hayes, of Owensboro Road, was damaged when a 2001 Ford Explorer being driven by Laura Navarrette of Utica travelled approximately 100 yards into the field.
The accident report, filed by Chief Deputy Tony Willen with the GCSO, stated that Navarrette was travelling east on Owensboro Road (Hwy 54) approximately five miles west of Leitchfield when the incident occurred at 11 a.m.
Navarrette told Willen that she had looked over her shoulder to check on the crying baby in the backseat. When she did, the vehicle ran off of the left side of the roadway, striking a mailbox that belonged to David Stewart of 5538 Owensboro Road.
The SUV then travelled into the field, where it came to a rest.
Neither Navarette, 26, nor her infant passenger were suffered any detectable injuries during the incident.