A wreck involving a motorcycle in Caldwell County yesterday afternoon sent the teen driver to a Nashville hospital.
Kentucky State Police say the incident happened around 3:30 on Grooms Grove Road. 18-year old Mitchell Coleman of Princeton was eastbound on his Honda off-road motorcycle when he lost control and fell off his bike.
Coleman struck the roadway and suffered head injuries. Police say he was not wearing a helmet. Coleman was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and police continue to investigate.
A wreck on Lafayette Road Friday afternoon sent three people to the hospital.
That incident happened around 2:50 at in front of the U.S. Bank branch on Lafayette. The report says 24-year old Christina Stamps of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn into the bank parking lot and drove into the path of 74-year old Wanda Roberts of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Roberts said she tried to stop, but didn’t have time—while Ms. Stamps said she thought she was off the roadway when Ms. Roberts struck her.
Ms. Stamps and two children passengers were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for minor injuries.
A wreck in the Hopkinsville Wal-Mart parking lot injured a Louisiana woman yesterday afternoon.
The report from city police says 63-year old Barbara Faciane of Hopkinsville had backed out of her parking space and was about to drive away when 48-year old Rita Mitchell of Elkton backed into her vehicle from another spot.
Both drivers went uninjured in the slow collision, but Faciane’s passenger—56-year old Johnnie Copeland of Elm Grove, Louisiana—was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
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One person was killed and three were injured in a wreck just west of Elkton this morning.
The incident happened around 8:20 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.
Trooper Luis Palmer was on the scene to re-construct the accident and traffic was shut down or restricted to one lane both ways for about two and a half hours.
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office, Todd County Rescue Squad and Fairview Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene.
A young Madisonville man was arrested yesterday in connection with several recent burglaries in Hopkins County.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Troutman says the department received reports of multiple burglaries in the Hanson area during the last week of April—especially in the Stagecoach Road and J.D. Buchanan Road areas.
After a short investigation, police arrested 19-year old Ethan Davis of Hall Street, Madisonville with three counts of burglary. Davis is accused of breaking into one home and two storage sheds.
Deputies were able to recover some of the stolen property including tools and a four-wheeler, but a 1991 Yamaha Timberwolf remains missing. Anyone who has information on the crimes or the whereabouts of the remaining property is asked to call the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 270-821-5661.