A single-vehicle wreck on I-24 just inside the state line in Christian County this morning injured a Robertson County man.
The news release from Kentucky State Police says 45-year old Patrick Jones of Adams, Tennessee was westbound near the state line around 8am when he hydroplaned on the wet pavement and ran off the right side of the road.
His vehicle came to rest on its driver’s side off the right shoulder. Jones was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say he was wearing a seatbelt.
Kentucky State Police have released details of the motorcycle wreck on I-24 from yesterday afternoon that sent the driver to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A news release says 60-year old Gary Osborne of Chapmansboro, Tennessee lost control of his bike as he attempted to merge off the Pennyrile Parkway onto the interstate and drove into a ditch.
His motorcycle then crossed both eastbound lanes and went into the median, overturning several times and ejecting Osborne.
Osborne, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by Lifeflight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Police in Marshall County now say alcohol was likely a factor in the near head-on collision that required three helicopters to transport the injured to a Nashville hospital.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Tim Reynolds responded to Kentucky Highway 95 near the drive-in movie theater around 9:30 regarding a wreck with injuries. Preliminary investigation determined 24-year old Cory Burkeen of Gilbertsville had crossed the center line suddenly and struck a vehicle driven by 20-year old Lake McGregor of Benton nearly head-on.
Police say Burkeen smelled of alcohol and alcohol bottles were found in the debris from his vehicle. Burkeen was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his injuries
McGregor and passenger 19-year old Maggie Adams of Calvert City were taken to a local hospital by private vehicle, while 20-year old Shane McKenty and 19-year old Landon Lovett of Benton were also passengers of McGregor and were flown to Vandy.
The investigation continues and police are reconstructing the accident.
The Hopkinsville Police DUI checkpoint from Saturday night ended just how they had hoped—with no DUI arrests.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says 282 vehicles were checked at Country Club Lane and Millbrooke Drive Saturday night.
Officer Ray says the department appreciates everyone who chose not to drink and drive Saturday night and made the streets of Hopkinsville much safer.
A very few DUI arrests were reported elsewhere in the city over the weekend, but there were thankfully no traffic fatalities on a holiday weekend that saw its fair share of serious wrecks across Kentucky.
A stolen motorcycle was found at a Crofton convenience store over the weekend.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office was called to Huck’s Market on Madisonville Street Saturday morning when an employee asked for the bike to be checked.
The clerk said the bike was there when she came into work and employees from the day shift could only say a white male had parked it there the day before. The motorcycle was stolen from 25-year old Dustin Strode of Murray.