Woman injured in wreck, facing charges

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JOHNSON COUNTY – A Magoffin County woman was critically injured and is facing charges after being involved in three collisions in two hours last week.

The first wreck occurred at 3:48 p.m. on August 1 at the junction of KY Rt. 40 and US Rt. 460, in which Thomasina Wallen, age 30, from Salyersville, was involved, but not arrested.

At 5:27 p.m. the same day Wallen is suspected to have hit two cars in the McDonalds’s parking lot and left the scene. Then not 30 minutes later, at 5:55 p.m., Wallen was traveling west on US Rt. 460, toward Salyersville, when her car left the roadway, hit a culvert and overturned. She was partially ejected out of the 2007 Hyundai Accent and the airbags were deployed. 

Law enforcement found a baggie of methamphetamine on her, then after she was transported to the hospital they found multiple bags of meth in the car, a set of scales, a quantity of suboxone, and a small amount of cash. 

She was transported to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, then transferred to Pikeville Medical Center and at last report was still in critical condition.

Wallen is currently facing the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. 

The collisions are still under investigation by the Johnson County Sheriff Department.

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