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Highland rollover accident sends Williford man to hospital

Thursday, April 22, 2010

An April 10 rollover accident on FM101 Road required a Williford man to be air lifted to St. John's hospital in Springfield.

According to a vehicle crash report obtained from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Chad H. Shankle, 34, of Williford was ejected from the 1999 Chevy he was driving after rolling the vehicle four times.

Highland Police Department, first responders, Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Spring River Paramedic and Ambulance and Air Evac responded to the scene.

Although K-2 was confiscated from the vehicle at the scene by officers, the powerful herbal compound can not be determined to be a cause in the wreck, as it is still legal, despite it's very publicized adverse effects similar to that of marijuana and other phsycoactive drugs.

K-2 has been stirring up alot of controversy in the area, due mostly to the fact that there are no restrictions on its use and the effects vary greatly from user to user, in many cases including hallucinations, according to medical testing and accounts of users.

Sharp County is currently in the process of trying to create a county wide ordinance banning the substance.

Sharp County and Highland Police Officer Stanley Haney said that speed was a factor in the accident.

Shankle remains in the hospital, but Haney said he continues to improve.

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