2 children transported in wreck

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By Lisa King

Two children were transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Monday afternoon after a 2-vehicle crash on Taylorsville Road.

A pickup truck, driven by Jeffrey S. Sweasy, 47, of Bardstown rear-ended a passenger car in heavy traffic shortly before 4:30 p.m. near the Interstate 64 interchange.

Shelby County Deputy Sean Cresap said neither vehicle sustained serious damage, and the children, Shaylee Childress, 8 and Thomas Childress, 6, did not appear to be injured seriously, if at all. The driver of the car, Kenna Childress, 38, of Taylorsville just wanted to have them checked out, he said.

“He [Sweasy] said he just didn’t see her,” Cresap said.

Neither vehicle had to be towed, and both drivers drove away from the scene within minutes, with Childress following the ambulance in her car.

The report said that contact between the vehicles was very slight but that Childress said everyone in the car was jolted forward and that Shaylee Childress was complaining of neck pain.