A Camden woman faces multiple charges following a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 70, west of Huntingdon on the evening of Feb. 20 about 5 p.m.
Amy Prentiss, 37, is charged with DUI No. 3, driving while license revoked on second offense, vehicular assault, three counts of vehicular assault and failure to maintain the proper lane. The wreck was near the Carroll County 1,000 Acre Lake’s camp ground entrance.
According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Prentiss, driving a 2006 Dodge Magnum, was westbound while a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Ronnie King, 49, of Benton, Ky., was eastbound. A third vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado truck, driven by Kenneth Peak, 63, of Chancellor, Alabama, was traveling in a westbound direction.
Prentiss exited off the right edge of the highway, over corrected and crossed over into the oncoming lane of the King vehicle. After Prentiss struck the King vehicle, her vehicle also struck the Peak truck. All the vehicles came to an uncontrolled final rest off the highway.
Prentiss was transported to Jackson Madison County General Hospital. King, Peak and a passenger in Peak’s vehicle, David Wilson, 58, of Geneva, Alabama, were all taken to Baptist Hospital of Huntingdon. All persons in the vehicles were wearing their seatbelts.
According to Huntingdon Public Safety Director Walter Smothers, Huntingdon’s Fire and Rescue team was first on the scene. The team had to be cut the top off Peak’s truck where the two men were trapped.
“I could not be more proud of them for the job they do in emergency situations,” said Smothers.
The highway was closed for approximately three hours.