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The driver of a pickup injured in a fatal wreck in Todd County yesterday is recovering at a Nashville hospital.
The incident happened around 8:20am on U.S. 68-80 at the Tress Shop Road intersection, also known as Kentucky Highway 475.
State Police say 78-year old Hershel Word of Hopkinsville was driving a mini-van and was turning off Tress Shop onto 68 and pulled into the path of an eastbound pickup driven by 34-year old Thomas Bowles of Bowling Green. Bowles was unable to avoid a wreck and hit the van in the driver’s side, rolling it on to its side.
Two ambulances from Todd County and two from Christian took the patients to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, though Word would succumb to his injuries at the hospital. Bowles and his two passengers—18-year old Brittany Peay and 3-year old Tiffany Hill of Bowling Green—were also taken to Jennie Stuart. Bowles would later be transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is in stable condition.