Details are now known about the two-vehicle wreck on East 1st Street from New Years Day that injured two people.
The incident happened just before 2pm at the Lewis Street intersection. The Hopkinsville Police report says 29-year old Eric Merritt of Hopkinsville was eastbound on 1st when 24-year old Tanisha Hobson of Hopkinsville said her brakes failed at the stop sign on Lewis.
Ms. Hobson’s vehicle hit Meritt’s in the passenger side, causing injuries that sent both drivers to Jennie Stuart Medical Center—though they weren’t thought to be life-threatening. The report says everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
Hopkinsville’s first baby of 2013 is in intensive care at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
JSMC Marketing and Community Relations Director Jim Goss says baby Emma was born to Pamela Reeves of Hopkinsville around 12:50pm Tuesday. Emma was 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 18 and three quarter inches long.
Dr. John Stitt delivered Emma and while mother is doing well, Goss says Emma remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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.