Cen­tre­ville sees 2 ve­hi­cle rollovers in two-day span

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Two ve­hi­cle rollovers oc­curred in the town of Cen­tre­ville in the past week, ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the Cen­tre­ville Po­lice Depart­ment. On Thurs­day, May 11, at 2:03 p.m., the driver of a 1997 Mercedes, Sam Black­well of Cen­tre­ville, was trav­el­ing south on North Lib­erty Street near Acad­emy Lane when he started skid­ding and lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle, said Lt. Con­rad Meil.

The Mercedes rolled, com­ing to rest on the side of the street, land­ing com­pletely over­turned. Black­well was taken by am­bu­lance to the lo­cal hos­pi­tal for eval­u­a­tion of any in­juries, said Meil.

The driver was found at fault in the ac­ci­dent, but no ci­ta­tion was is­sued, he said. Rain was con­sid­ered a fac­tor.

The se­cond rollover oc­curred Fri­day, May 12, at 11:44 p.m. near the in­ter­sec­tion of South Com­merce Street and Fayette Street, in the vicin­ity of the li­brary. Kelsey Merkell, 32, of Cen­tre­ville, was trav­el­ing in north on S. Com­merce in a 2015 Honda Ac­cord when she drifted to the right, strik­ing a parked car with two oc­cu­pants, said Meil.

The parked car was pushed up onto the curb. Merkell then struck an­other ve­hi­cle and flipped and rolled the ve­hi­cle she was driv­ing.

No in­juries were re­ported. Meil said it had been rain­ing over the course of the past two days, but al­co­hol was a con­tribut­ing fac­tor to Fri­day’s crash.

Merkel was is­sued ci­ta­tions and ar­rested, he said.

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