Two people were taken to Pikeville Medical Center after the truck in which they were riding smashed into a building earlier in the week.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Derek Sturgill told the News-Express that a medical condition is likely to blame for an accident which resulted in a GMC pickup truck smashing into Stiltner’s New and Used Furniture at Belcher Monday afternoon. Sturgill said the driver of the truck, Nannie Spears, was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the crash, as was a passenger in the vehicle, Donna Thacker.
Neither of the women, Sturgill said, were severely injured. He added that Spears likely suffered some form of a medical problem and lost control of her truck while driving westbound on U.S. 460.
“The wreck resulted from a medical condition and she swerved off the roadway and into the store,” Sturgill said, adding that drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been factors.
Sturgill added that charges were not likely to be filed.
Stilner’s New and Used Furniture is owned by Kelver Stiltner and is under the care of his son, Keith Stiltner, who was at the scene following the crash. Keith Stiltner said the truck damaged not only the building, but several items inside the store when it crashed through the wall.
Another of Kelver Stiltner’s sons, Jerry Stiltner, was at the scene of the crash and said the store had not been open full-time in about two years and was closed most days, as it was the day of the crash. He said no one was in the building at the time of the crash.
Employees with Jack’s Garage pulled the truck out of the building shortly after the crash. In addition to KSP, members of the Ferrells Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Transtar Ambulance also responded to the crash.
By Chris Anderson