Three people were injured and had to be transported to a hospital at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after heavy rainfall and strong winds caused a two-vehicle collision on Interstate-24, according to a Christian County Sheriff’s Office report.
The report states Mariaha Moore, Hopkinsville, was driving west on I-24 in the left lane when, due to the heavy rain causing water to pool on the interstate, her vehicle hydroplaned and slid into the cable barrier on the left side of the road.
The front of her vehicle struck the cable barrier and came to a stop in the left lane, the report said.
Also due to the weather conditions causing low visibility, James Oneal, Springfield, Missouri, who was driving in the second lane behind Moore, could not see her vehicle before striking the side of Moore’s vehicle.
The collision caused Moore’s vehicle to spring 180 degrees and come to final rest in the left westbound lane.
Oneal’s vehicle continued it’s path of travel across the right west lane and emergency lane before coming to a final rest on the side of the roadway, the report stated.
Moore’s passenger Maurizio Forte, Hopkinsville, complained of back pain and was transported to Tennova Healthcare, according to the report.
Two of Oneal’s passengers, Stacey Higgins and and Aiden Oneal, both of Springfield, complained of shoulder and face pain and were also transported to Tennova for treatment.
No else reported any injuries in the collision, the report added.