Nashville couple injured in collision on Hoover Road

A Nashville couple was injured when their pickup truck collided with a semitrailer May 26.

Around 11 a.m., Brown County sheriff’s deputies and EMS were dispatched near the intersection of Hoover and Pumpkin Ridge roads.

Wesley B. Barnett, 72, told police he was southbound on Hoover Road in a GMC Sierra pickup when he saw the semi in his lane of travel. Barnett said he was unable to get far enough off the road to avoid a collision.

Barnett hit the rear tire of the trailer, which caused him to veer across the road into a ditch, an accident report by Deputy Bill Southerland said.

Barnett and his passenger, Marlene L. Barnett, 73, were both treated at the scene. Wesley complained of chest pains and Marlene had complaints of pain in her knee, lower leg and foot.

The driver of the semitrailer, Rickey L. Haines, 62, did not have any visible injuries, Southerland reported. Haines told police he was as far as he could be on his side of the road and that Wesley Barnett hit his trailer, the report said.

Using marks and debris at the scene, Southerland concluded in his report that semitrailer did travel into the Wesley Barnett’s lane.

Both vehicles were towed. All people involved were wearing their seat belts, the report said.

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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.