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DUI Injury Collision on KY 263 in Warren County

Date of News Release: 12/24/2008

(Bowling Green, KY) - Robert Wayne Guess was traveling north on KY 263 and ran off the right shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Guess overcorrected and continued traveling through a fence then struck a tree. Upon impact with the tree, the rear passenger (Shannon Nicole Sweetsir) was thrown from the back seat, into the front of the vehicle where she had to be extricated. Upon arrival, Mr. Guess had the fled the scene. Mr. Guess was located at his residence on Ben Leo Road and transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for leg injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident. Mr. Guess and front seat passenger (Billy Ray Simpson) were admitted to the Medical Center and are both listed in stable condition. Ms. Sweetsir was transported to Vanderbilt University Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Criminal charges are pending. Investigation is ongoing. Further information is not being released at this time.

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