Police: wet road probable cause of Christmas Eve crash

December 24, 2014
As a safety precaution, Barbourville firefighters clean debris off Hwy 11 before allowing traffic to continue on their way. Photo by Bobbie Poynter

As a safety precaution, Barbourville firefighters cleaned debris off the highway before allowing traffic to continue on their way.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter

 

 

 

Mike Cobb consoles his daughter, Callie, as their Explorer is loaded onto a wrecker Wednesday afternoon.

Mike Cobb consoles his daughter, Callie, as their Explorer is loaded onto a wrecker Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

By Bobbie Poynter


And they walked away.

A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 11 and Pope Hollow road could easily have taken the lives of a Turkey Creek father and daughter as their car flipped three times on a stretch of road police officers say is known for causing a great amount of serious and even fatal injuries.

Callie Cob, 17, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer east on South KY11 when she lost control of her vehicle on the wet road. According to her father, Mike Cobb, who was a passenger in the car, the vehicle slipped off the road into a ditch, somehow bounced back out and flipped three times. At some point, Cobb says, the Explorer struck a coal truck driven by Douglas Lawson of Beverly, Ky.

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