David Allan Coe Hospitalized Following Car Crash
Legendary "outlaw" country singer/songwriter David Allan Coe has reportedly been hospitalized after running a red light and hitting a a tractor-trailer at 1:30 a.m. this morning. ABC Action News in Ocala is reporting the singer was at fault.
Ocala Police Department Lt. Corey Taylor tells ABC Action News on Tuesday morning that the colorful, infamous "outlaw" country singer was traveling eastbound on State Road 40, also known as West Silver Springs Boulevard, in a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban around 1:30 a.m. when he approached the intersection of South Pine Avenue and failed to stop for a red light.
A 1996 Peterbilt tractor-trailer semi, driven by Robert Johnson, 59, of California, was traveling northbound on South Pine Avenue when he collided with the passenger side of Coe's vehicle.
The collision sent Coe's Suburban into a parking lot on the northeast corner of the intersection, Taylor said.
Johnson's semi overturned and slid on its side into a traffic control box and cement light pole. The secondary crash resulted in a diesel fuel and fresh.
Police say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Our thoughts are with Coe and the other victims of the accident.