A Todd County woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Tennessee Friday night.
The Herald-Citizen newspaper quotes the Tennessee Highway Patrol report as saying 22-year old Tameeka Vanc of Clarksville had been westbound on I-40 in Putnam County around 10:30, when she ran off the left side of the road.
Ms. Vanc over-corrected and ran off the right shoulder of the road, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. A passenger, 29-year old Cierra Toliver of Guthrie, was ejected the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Fort Campbell Boulevard Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 9:45, according to the Hopkinsville Police report, which says 47-year old Charles Mitchell of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn left into the Lowes entrance and said he had a green arrow.
18-year old Brittany Ward of Hopkinsville was approaching from the other direction and went through the intersection. Ms. Ward said she had a green light, but a witness said she ran it on red.
The two vehicles collided, sending Ms. Ward's car into a utility pole. She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of pain to her legs, hips and chest.
Mitchell went uninjured and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
Kentucky State Police are investigating after a single-vehicle wreck with injury happened on the Western Kentucky Parkway around the 54-mile marker Sunday afternoon.
State Police say the wreck happened around 3:04 p.m. And the preliminary investigation revealed that 22-year Dustin Pointer of Columbia, Kentucky was westbound on the parkway when he lost control of his vehicle due to hazardous road conditions.
Police say Pointer entered the median where he overcorrected, crossed both westbound lanes of travel and exited the right shoulder of the roadway, which caused his vehicle to overturn on the driver’s side off the roadway.
Pointer was transported by private vehicle to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment and no passengers were involved in the incident.
Interstate 24 near Exit 89 Monday morning/photo by Marie Fainter
There are no more winter storm watches, warnings or advisories in Western Kentucky, but treacherous roadways remain a problem.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says roads are still sick and hazardous.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield says it's a similar story there, where roads are snow and sleet covered and difficult to navigate.
Graham and Judge Greenfield are urging anyone who can stay at home to do so until conditions improve.
You can find a complete list of our closings and cancellations on our website, whopam.com, by clicking on the snowflake at the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Legislation that would create a way to expand the Books for Brains program statewide recently passed the House and awaits a vote in the Senate.
The bill doesn't designate any funds for the program, but does put it under the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives so grant money could be accepted by the department as the facilitator. Christian and Trigg County already use the Imagination Library model to send all children ages zero to five an age appropriate book each month.
Christian County Imagination Library Chairperson Bonnie Lynch says she'd love to see it expand statewide because it's been so successful locally.
Ms. Lynch says parents and children have been very receptive to the local program.
State Representative John Tilley and Senator Stan Humphries have been the driving forces for the legislation in the General Assembly and Tilley recently said he was optimistic of its chances in the upper chamber.