Distracted Driving Blamed for Crash at High School
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - Police say distracted driving was to blame for a four-vehicle crash in front of McCracken County High School that injured a Paducah teen.

Shortly after 3:00 pm Monday, McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies responded to McCracken County High School for a four vehicle crash with injuries. Police said 17-year-old Ellie Brower of Paducah was driving north in the school's parking lot when she was distracted and took her eyes off the road. She then reportedly hit 17-year-old Justin Fatum, of Paducah. Police said 17-year-old Kyler Garner, of Paducah then stopped to avoid hitting Brower's vehicle. Deputies said 16-year-old Heather Harned, of Paducah didn't see Garner stop because she was distracted, and was unable to avoid a collision, which caused Garner to collide with Bower.     

Harned was taken to Western Baptist Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening  injuries. Police said Brower and Harned both admitted to looking at their phones prior to the crash.  

Published 12:55 PM, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015
Updated 09:28 PM, Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015

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