Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ticketed for improper lane usage: Low-flying jet distracts driver

A low-flying jet contributed to single car crash on West Jefferson Street near Veterans Parkway Friday.

Jack Haynes, 60, of Springfield was westbound on Jefferson about 8:30 p.m., when jet flew low directly over his vehicle. He told police he looked up at the jet, and when he looked back at the road his car was starting to veer toward the median. He overcorrected, lost control, spun around and hit a guardrail, according to a crash rep.

Haynes was not injured. He was ticketed for improper lane usage.