A woman driving on the wrong side of New Nashville Highway was among those injured in a crash at the Bethany Road intersection of the new four-lane.
The driver, Jennifer Brown, 34, according to eyewitnesses, was driving on the wrong side of the median on the four-lane just prior to the 1:25 p.m. crash Wednesday. The highway, which runs from Newtown to near Woodbury, is divided by a grassy median for the most part.
According to Highway Patrolman Kyle Herren, his investigation showed that Brown tried to cut across the highway at the Bethany Road intersection. However, in making the turn she entered the path of an oncoming 2001 Dodge pickup driven by Donald Madewell, 63.
Madewell was heading westbound, away from McMinnville, when Brown’s 2001 Ford Focus entered his path. He struck her vehicle on the passenger side when she made the turn in front of him.
Herren said charges are pending against Brown. Both she and Madewell were taken to River Park Hospital by the Warren County Emergency Ambulance Service where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.