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Clarksville Police have released the name of the man killed in a wreck on Tiny Town Road yesterday afternoon.
A news release says 22-year old James Joseph White II was the man pronounced dead on the scene of a wreck on Tiny Town around 5pm.
Police say White was eastbound when he crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a vehicle driven by 26-year old Brittany Wanless.
Ms. Wanless was treated on the scene for minor injuries, but did not require a trip to the hospital. The investigation into the wreck continues, according to Clarksville Police.
A single-vehicle wreck on Old Madisonville Road yesterday afternoon sent a local teen to the hospital.
The report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened around 4:20 about four miles north of Hopkinsville on Old Madisonville Road.
47-year old Caleb Newton of 1459 Dogwood-Kelly Road was northbound when he said a truck passed him too closely, causing him to run off the right side of the road.
Newton tried to bring his vehicle back onto the road, but his car instead crossed both lanes and hit a tree, coming to rest on its side.
A passenger, 13-year old Joshua Newton of the same address, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for chest pain. Caleb Newton complained of neck pain, but did not require a trip to the hospital.
The State Senate is expected to pass the Pill Mill Bill and transportation budget Friday to close the special session and one area lawmaker says the bills are much-needed.
In particular, State Representative Brent Yonts says the Pill Mill Bill will address prescription drug abuse in the commonwealth—something he says has become a growing and deadly epidemic.
Representative Yonts says he’s learned of two deaths related to prescription drug abuse in the last week alone in his home county of Muhlenberg.
Yonts believes giving the Attorney General power to monitor the KASPER prescription computer tracking device and requiring doctors to subscribe will cut down on the issue.
Senate President David Williams has said he expects the session to end Friday with formal passage in the upper chamber. Yonts represents Muhlenberg and portions of Christian and Hopkins Counties.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a two thousand dollar golf cart.
The police reports says 52-year old Donald Horton of Arkansas said he parked his trailer and golf cart near his hunting site on Antioch Church Road recently and the cart was gone when he came back a day later.
Horton said the trailer was not disturbed. No suspects are listed on the report and the investigation continues.
One of the men in charge of the Delta Mariner as it collided with the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge January 26th gave lengthy testimony during ongoing hearings in Paducah this morning.
Third mate Captain Frank Altany appeared nervous as he testified about the moments before and after the collision that knocked out a 322-foot span of the bridge. As heard on WPSD TV’s live webstream, Captain Altany said the crew realized they were in danger of striking the structure as they drew near.
Immediately after the collision, Captain Altany said the first goal was to be sure everyone who had been on board the cargo vessel was still on the ship.
The hearings are expected to continue at least through the end of this week at Paducah City Hall and involve the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Foss Maritime and the U.S. Coast Guard.