Bizarre wreck destroys more than a dozen cars at Radcliff dealership

Bizarre wreck destroys more than a dozen cars at Radcliff dealership
(Source: William Joy, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: William Joy, WAVE 3 News)

RADCLIFF, KY (WAVE) - Stephen Montgomery was finishing up dinner when he got a call from Radcliff police.

"'There's uh been an accident,'" Montgomery said, impersonating the officer. "'It was kind of off Dixie and they kind of hit a lot of cars.' Ok, how many? 'It's pretty bad.'"

More than a dozen cars were destroyed in a wreck where police said a driver hit a curb trying to pass someone, and then bounced up onto cars lining the side of the road at the Big M Chevy dealership.

"It's been a rough day," Montgomery said.

Police Chief Jeffery Cross said it's not a crime, just bad driving.

"It's quite unusual," Cross said. "No suspicion of driving under the influence. Nothing reckless."

"7 Chevrolet Cruzes, five Chevrolet Malibus, two Impalas and a Sonic," Montgomery counted, going over the losses.

The anger and frustration gave way to laughter.

"There's been a lot of comedy about it," he said.

Drivers stared and shouted and even customers asked what happened.

"They said, 'Who did you piss off?!,'" Montgomery said laughing. "What's your ex-girlfriend look like?"

Insurance will cover the damage.

"In a lot of ways, we're kind of lucky it was just cars that I can replace," Montgomery said

"I've been doing this 25 years, and I don't think I've worked one (a crash) like that," Cross said. "You can never pay too close attention to the road while you're driving."

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