NEW CONCORD — A two-unit collision that involved one vehicle that was pulling a boat Thursday night resulted in one person being taken to a hospital. 

In a news release, the Calloway County Sherif’s Office said it was received a call at about 8:21 p.m., telling of a wreck at the intersection of KY 121 South and Dunbar Road (KY 444) in New Concord. The caller advised that a boat that was being pulled by one of the vehicles had landed on top of a pickup truck that was involved. 

Upon arriving at the scene, CCSO deputies were met with the driver of one of the vehicles, Luke Ripple. He said that he was headed north on Dunbar approaching 121. It was here that he noticed a stop sign and applied his brakes, CCSO said, but his vehicle started to slide uncontrollably due to the road being wet from earlier rains. 

CCSO said Ripple reported that the driver’s side of his vehicle then collided with the front driver’s side of the vehicle driven by Melinda Thatcher. It was at this point that Ripple said that the boat that his vehicle was pulling came around, broke its front strap on the trailer and partially left the trailer, enabling it to slide onto the hood of Thatcher’s vehicle. 

CCSO said that neither driver reported any injuries at the time of the wreck, but Thatcher later began complaining of pain to her neck and right side of her body and she was taken by ambulance to Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray.

CCSO was assisted at the scene by Calloway County Fire-Rescue and the Murray-Calloway County Ambulance Service. 

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