Wreck on the Square
Tribune photo by Karen Hall
This 1997 Ford pickup truck was eastbound in the turn lane on West Commerce Street when it ran the stop sign at the 2nd Avenue intersection about 2 p.m. March 15. Witnesses told Lewisburg Police Officer John Christmas the truck was traveling at 35 to 40 mph when it hit the curb of the corner planter, hit the tree and became airborne, landing on the trunk of a grey Cadillac, and knocking it into a white Chevy. The driver of the truck, Jimmy Crutcher, 64, of Ashwood Avenue, appeared dazed and incoherent, according to one witness. The damaged cars belonged to Edwina Hurt of Cummings Circle and Kirk McLean of Forrest Street.