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The driver of a pickup injured in a fatal wreck in Todd County yesterday is recovering at a Nashville hospital.
The incident happened around 8:20am 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.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man last night accused of attempting to kidnap a young boy.
Officers were called to the area of Crestview Drive around 8:30 last night after a boy who was riding his bicycle said a man offered to give him a ride, saying he could put his bike in the trunk.
Police later found the alleged perpetrator—50-year old Michael Glass of Hopkinsville—on Fairview Drive and charged him with kidnapping.
Glass is not related to the would-be victim and police believe his intentions were not good, as the boy was only two blocks from his home when Glass offered him a ride.
A local student was arrested Friday morning on wanton endangerment charges for an alleged incident on a bus from late last month.
The 12-year old Pembroke boy is a student at Hopkinsville Middle School and he allegedly threatened a 15-year old and a 12-year old girl on a bus April 26th, using a large pair of scissors he had brought onto the bus concealed in his backpack.
School Resource Officer Malcom Moore charged the boy with wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon. The alleged incident happened on the way to school.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for allegedly making threats to a Murray woman yesterday.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says 46-year old Roy Wright of Wharton Road, Cadiz is charged with terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
Wright allegedly used a phone to call a woman at a Murray business and threaten her multiple times.
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.