The year got off to a deadly start in Montgomery County Tuesday morning.
Two people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck near the eight mile-marker of I-24 on the westbound side around 5am. The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells WSMV TV that the driver lost control and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to strike a tree.
THP hasn’t released the identity of the victims, pending family notification. We’ll have more information as it is made available.
Two people were injured in a wreck at the Pennyrile Parkway underpass on First Street Tuesday afternoon.
The incident happened around 2pm, with the victims reportedly complaining of head and neck pain—though their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
Hopkinsville Police and the Hopkinsville Fire Department responded to the scene and the two individuals were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. We’ll have details of the incident with the release of the Hopkinsville Police report.
The Cadiz Police Department is operating with an interim chief.
A news release says Major Duncan Wiggins will serve in that capacity until a Cadiz City Council appoints a new chief. Major Wiggins replaces former Chief Hollis Alexander, who will be sworn in Wednesday morning at 8am as the next Trigg County Judge-Executive.
Alexander was appointed to that position when former Judge Stan Humphries was elected to the First District State Senate Seat. This morning’s swear-in ceremony will be in Trigg Circuit Court.
Cadiz Police investigated a two-vehicle crash Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Broadbent Boulevard.
63-year old David Hobbs of Hoover, Alabama was eastbound on US 68 approaching the intersection when 79-year old Harold Rose of Hopkinsville was westbound and made a left turn into the path of Hobbs and was struck in the passenger side.
Police say both drivers had a green light at the intersection however, there is no dedicated green turn signal, only a green yield light.
Hobbs and a passenger in another vehicle were both transported to Trigg County Hospital for treatment of injuries and later released.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that 11 people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Christmas holiday period beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 21st, extending through Tuesday, December 25th.
State Police say fatal crashes occurred in Christian, Clark, Jefferson, Knox and Pike Counties and that ten of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
The crashes in Christian, Knox and Pike counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
State Police reported a single fatality crash occurred in Pike County with two double fatality crashes occurred in both Christian and Clark counties.
A quadruplet fatal wreck occurred in Knox County and a pedestrian involved fatality occurred in Jefferson County.
Through December 25th, preliminary statistics indicate that 729 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is 16 more fatalities than what was reported for the same time period in 2011.