A Slaughters couple was injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Hopkins County Friday evening.
The incident happened around ten minutes after 6pm, according to the report from State Police, which says 58-year old Phillip Duncan of Slaughters was stopped at a red light on US-41 at the intersection with KY 260 facing southbound.
Approaching him from behind was 63-year old Roger Kirkwood of Madisonville, who reportedly didn’t stop and rear-ended the Duncan vehicle.
Duncan and his wife—59-year old Marla Duncan—were taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
Just as the local Fraternal Order of Police did last week, the Clarksville-Montgomery County FOP and Clarksville Police Union took over 180 area children shopping for Christmas yesterday.
Clarksville Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says officers accompanied and assisted the children in a “shopping extravaganza.”
Between the two organizations, there was over $15,000 spent on the children for their wants and needs.
photo provided by Clarksville Police
A young Clarksville woman was injured this morning when she crashed into a Riverside Drive business.
The 20-year old female told Clarksville Police someone pulled out in front of her from Crossland Avenue just after 4:30 and that she swerved to avoid a collision. That’s when she crashed into the front window of F.N.B. Regency Finance at 602 South Riverside, burying her vehicle in the office.
The woman, who has not been identified yet by police, was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center.
Christian County Deputy Coroner Mike Stokes has released the name of the victim of a fatal wreck on I-24 from this morning.
Stokes identifies the woman as 34-year old Joelle Townsend of Kokomo, Indiana. Ms. Townsend was a Fort Campbell soldier.
State Police say the three-vehicle wreck happened at approximately 8:05 am near the 87 mile-marker when Ms. Towsend was driving an SUV westbound and lost control of her vehicle.
Ms. Towsend crossed the median and struck the rear tires of a tractor-trailer driven by 51-year old Tony Pritchard of Vincennes, Indiana. The collision caused the SUV to spin around and strike the left rear side of a pickup driven by 85-year old Loriston Lovelady of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Towsend, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle upon impact with the tractor-trailer. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Pritchard and Ms. Lovelady went uninjured.
Organizers say last night’s 20th annual Fraternal Order of Police Shop with a Cop event was another success.
Thanks to the generosity of area residents, 25 children went on a shopping spree at Wal-mart with the help of local law enforcement officials from Hopkinsville Police, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Campbell’s Military Police.
One of the young participants in the event already had her Christmas list out before entering the shopping center and excitedly spoke about who was on her list.
While most children spoke about games and toys for their loved ones, another child spoke about picking up under garments for his father and mother.
As part of the annual tradition, the children were picked up from their homes by law enforcement officials in their police cruisers and enjoyed playing with the lights and sirens as they arrived at Wal-mart.
Following the shopping extravaganza, the children were surprised by Santa with a present.