More details are now known about the single vehicle wreck on Calvin drive that caused a major gas leak and power outages.
The incident happened around 10:40, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 28-year old Eric Davie of Hopkinsville was eastbound on Calvin when he ran off the road and across a gravel parking lot where it made contact with a wooden telephone pole.
After the collision, Davie’s vehicle struck a mailbox, crossed the lot entrance and struck a gas line—knocking it open. Davie, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown to the passenger side and lodged in between the seat and dashboard, though he said he wasn’t in any pain and only had scratches to his arm. His vehicle came to final rest after colliding with Ben Tire Distributors.
Davie said he believed he blacked out, but no witnesses could confirm it as their line of vision restricted them from seeing him in the vehicle during the wreck. A check through the ECC confirmed Davie was driving on a suspended license.