truck-accidMCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (7/18/14) — On July 17, 2014 at approximately 8:55 p.m., deputies with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department responded to the intersection of Ogden Landing Road and Metropolis Lake Road for a pickup truck that had struck the building remains of Carneal Chapel.

Upon arrival, it was found that Elbert A. Harris, 83, of Goreville, Ill. was driving his 2001 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck East on Ogden Landing Road. Harris was in conversation with his passenger, James D. McKeller, 74, of Tunnel Hill Ill, as he approached the intersection of Metropolis Lake Road. Harris and McKeller had been fishing in the area and were unfamiliar with the roadways. Harris failed to stop at the stop sign and proceeded across Metropolis Lake Road. Harris then made contact with the concrete foundation and a large pile of debris of what was formerly Carneal Chapel. Harris and McKeller came to rest in the pile of debris.

Demolition of Carneal Chapel, 5916 Metropolis Lake Rd, had begun and the building was torn down. However, the concrete foundation was still in place as well as a large pile of debris that was awaiting to be hauled off.

truck-accid-2

Both Harris and McKeller were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Mercy Regional Ambulance Service and the West McCracken Fire Dept.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Sergeant Michael Wray

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Marshall, Lyon, Caldwell Among Counties to Receive Disaster Assistance

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/1/15) — Governor Steve Beshear was notified late Thursday that President Barack Obama has authorized… Read More

Whitfield Congratulates Master Dinh on Sit-up Accomplishment

WASHINGTON (5/1/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) met in his Washington office yesterday with Master Tung Dinh of… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4072

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3416

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3278

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2828

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2715

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15297

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8414

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 02, 2015 1082

Frymire’s Life Accomplishments, Dedication to MCC…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 01, 2015 846

Above and Beyond: Leighann Stroud

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 786

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 622

Don't Bet on Supreme Court Overturning Marriage…

by Richard Nelson
May 02, 2015 574

Homegrown by Heroes Receives Donation from…

by Ted Sloan
May 02, 2015 547

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 523

New Mather Metals to Expand in Franklin

by Office of the Governor
May 02, 2015 485

Hooked on Science - 'Kentucky Derby Balloon Race'

by Jason Lindsey
May 02, 2015 458

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News