An unusual accident involving a flatbed hauler in Clarksville yesterday afternoon claimed the life of the driver.
Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says a 66-year old man was driving the flatbed hauler north on Frosty Morn Drive around 4pm when the loader shifted forward on the flatbed and continued until it came to rest on top of the tractor.
The driver was trapped inside and died from his injuries. A crane had to be brought in from Hopkinsville to remove the loader from the front of the cab.
The name of the victim is being withheld, pending family notification.
A single-vehicle wreck in Todd County yesterday morning sent a Pembroke woman to the hospital.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 36-year old Niki Shaw of Pembroke was westbound on Highland Lick Road about four miles east of Allegre when she ran off the road and into a field.
An ambulance took Ms. Shaw to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries and police say she was not wearing a seat belt. KSP was assisted on the scene by the Todd County Sheriff’s Department and Allegre Volunteer Department in addition to Todd EMS.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a Westwood Drive man late last year.
Charged with theft by unlawful taking is 53-year old Anthony Wayne Shelton of Hopkinsville, who allegedly stole a 1965 Chevy Impala from Jeffrey Caldwell on December 17th before selling it to Transtar Recycling for $356.80.
Police were able to recover Caldwell’s car soon after the theft. Shelton remains in the Christian County Jail on $5,000 bond.
A traffic stop led to a drug trafficking arrest late Friday morning.
The arrest card for 34-year old Terrance Dubose of Hopkinsville says he was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over at West 2nd and Riverfront when K-9 Diesel indicated on the vehicle.
Officers say they found five individually wrapped baggies of crack cocaine in Dubose’s shoe. Dubose was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, his second offense. He remains in the Christian County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Bradford Square Mall was packed this morning with hundreds of area residents determined to get into shape for the New Year, including WHOP’s Marie Fainter.
The kick-off for the 3rd Annual Hopdown the Pounds Challenge began at 9 a.m. with long lines already formed outside the mall prior to registration.
Kevin Meacham with the Hopkinsville-Christian County YMCA stated he was thrilled that so many people showed up to participate in this year’s weight-loss challenge.