LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department said that on Wednesday, a piece of metal flew through the windshield of a van travelling on Ky 229, injuring a woman.
The crash happened around 12:03 p.m.
Deputies report that apparently, a northbound tractor-trailer had a metal piece of the back inside wheel of the trailer break off the vehicle and hit the pavement before flying into the air and through the front windshield of a van travelling southbound. The piece of metal came in through the windshield on the passenger side.
The tractor-trailer was almost in London’s city limits before pulling over because the driver noticed smoke coming from the back of his trailer. It remained on the side of the road until investigating deputies arrived.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Travis Owens, of Middlesboro, had no injuries. The driver of the van was identified as 60-year-old Tony Jackson, of Florence. He didn’t have any injuries.
Tony’s wife, 58-year-old Mary Jackson, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of a head injury from the chunk of metal that came through the windshield.