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Wreck the halls

The three-day Christmas weekend proved busy for local law enforcement officials and hazardous for some motorists.

Warren County’s E-911 center received 13 calls reporting motor vehicle accidents from Friday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 26.

One wreck, which occurred Sunday on Leesburg Road at approximately 4:30 p.m., required emergency responders to use the Jaws of Life.

According to Warren County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Bo Ramsey, the Leesburg Road incident involved one vehicle and two occupants.

“The driver, Jacqueline Thomas, 61, reported that they were traveling down Leesburg Road and an animal ran out in front of them,” said Ramsey. “She swerved to miss it and the vehicle flipped. Extrication equipment had to be used on the vehicle.”

Emergency responders used extrication tools to peel the top of the Nissan truck from the frame in order to free Thomas and passenger Cecilia Wade, 62.

“The passenger was transported for treatment,” said Ramsey.

The exact nature of injuries sustained by either party is unknown.