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Pass on double yellow line leads to collision
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Two vehicles collided side-by-side on Shelbyville Road on Friday evening, a collision caused due to passing on a double yellow line. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Improper passing contributed to two motor vehicles colliding Friday on Shelbyville Road. 

“I started having difficulties with my vehicle,” said Roxanne C. Batey, who was driving a 2000 Chevy S-10 and heading inbound. “I did want to let others know I was having problems so I turned on my emergency flashers. I thought about turning around. I went to pull into this driveway and bam. I didn’t know what happened.”

Batey, 60, took a left into 2376 Shelbyville Road. She was struck by a 2006 Chevy Z71. That driver, Dustin Wade Chaney, 20, was traveling behind her and attempted to pass the slower moving vehicle. 

The larger pickup sustained damage to its passenger-side fendor. The smaller pickup had most of its damage to its driver’s side door. The impact forced both vehicle off the left side of the roadway and into the yard of Upper Room Fellowship.

Batey reported that her head hit the windshield. However, she refused transport to Ascension Saint Thomas River Park for treatment.

Chaney was cited by Warren County Sheriff’s Department for improper passing due to that stretch of roadway having double yellow lines and passing is not allowed, as well as expired registration.