Man injured in fiery Elkton wreck

Elkton police have released additional details on an fiery accident Friday morning on West Main Street that shut down traffic, caused minor injuries to the driver and knocked out power to some.

Captain Jakop Smith says 68-year old Tommy Pyles of Campbellsville went off West Main for unknown reasons near O’Reilly Auto Parts and struck a utility pole, breaking it.

The car then caught fire and burned to a complete loss and the pole and lines blocked the roadway. The Elkton Fire Department was called in to extinguish the blaze.

Pyles was treated at the scene by EMS and refused a trip to the hospital.

Pennyrile Electric was called to the scene to make repairs and restore power to members who were in the dark for about three and a half hours.

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.