The two vehicles met on a curve in the road just north of Calvary Baptist Church, where they collided near the centerline, said Wright. Neither driver was wearing their seatbelt, the report stated.
Rescue workers used two sets of the Jaws of Life to extricate Dunn and Atwell from their vehicles, but had to wait for gasoline for one of the sets, said Randy Wade of the Trigg County Rescue Squad.
Having to wait for gasoline, combined with one rescue truck that wouldn’t start, cost workers some time, although Wade couldn’t say exactly how much time was lost. The Jaws of Life generally take “a matter of minutes” to free a person from a vehicle, Wade added.
“I won’t lie, we had some equipment failure,” Wade told The Cadiz Record.
(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of the Cadiz Record.)