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Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Melissa Hill, of Carbon, had to be extricated from her Ford Ranger because of damage done to the driver's side of the vehicle during the accident.

The crash occurred at the intersection of W. C.R. 750 N. and N. C.R. 425 W.



Two drivers involved in an early morning accident that caused a power outage in Staunton were cited for traffic violations by the Clay County Sheriff's Department Tuesday.

Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Search and Rescue and Posey Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the Cory/Staunton Road shortly after 8:30 a.m.

According to the sheriff's department, Melissa Hill, 24, of Carbon, was driving her Ford Ranger northbound N. C.R. 425 W., just passing the intersection at W. C.R. 750 N., when she was "T-boned" in the driver's side by Melissa Detamore, 26, of Indianapolis, who failed to stop. Hill's vehicle continued approximately 200 feet before hitting a mailbox and then a light pole, according to Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Frazier.

Due to the damage to Hill's truck, emergency response personnel had to pry open the driver's side door to extricate her. Hill was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital where she was treated and released, while Detamore was treated at the scene for her injuries.

Duke Energy reported 451 customers in the Staunton area lost service because of the accident, but power was restored shortly after 10 a.m.

The two drivers were cited by Deputy Frazier for traffic violations.

Detamore was ticketed for disregarding a stop sign while Hill was ticketed for a suspended license violation.

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