A Crofton man was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a head-on collision on Madisonville Road this morning.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller says the incident happened around 10:15 near the 29 mile-marker when a northbound vehicle driven by 37-year old Michael McBride of McBride Lane, Crofton veered into the southbound lane and hit a Frito Lay truck driven by 44-year old William Ray of Hanson head-on.
Both vehicles sustained severe damage and Captain Miller says McBride sustained serious injuries to multiple parts of his body including a possible broken leg. Air Evac was called to the scene to fly McBride to Vandy.
Captain Miller says police do not know why McBride crossed into oncoming traffic and the wreck remains under investigation. Ray went injured in the crash.
Kentucky State Police arrested a Hopkinsville man in Madisonville Thursday after they said he ran from police during a traffic stop.
A news release from KSP says Trooper Bob Winters initiated a traffic stop on Hall Street around 3:50, with the driver turning onto Harrig Street before pulling over.
The driver immediately got out of the car and fled down South Harrig. Madisonville Police and KSP worked together to find the suspect and soon arrested 22-year old Courtney Williams of Hopkinsville after a foot chase on South Daves Street.
Williams was served with an arrest warrant from another agency, fleeing from police, driving with a suspended license and driving without a license plate or insurance. He was lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
Clarksville Police came close to arresting one of Tennessee’s ten most wanted fugitives Thursday, but the suspect wanted for questioning in a shooting incident was able to get away.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says 39-year old Danyon Lydell Dowlen of Clarksville was spotted by a patrol officer in front of a residence at 117 Sampson Street around 2:45pm.
When Dowlen saw the officer, he walked inside of the residence. Since Dowlen is considered to be armed and dangerous, additional officers were called to the scene until crisis negotiators and the CPD Tactical Unit could arrive.
Negotiators attempted to contact Dowlen, but there was no response. The team entered the residence around 6:30, but Dowlen was not inside.
Police have been seeking Dowlen for being a felon in possession of a handgun and for questioning in the September 18th shooting of Charles Sims. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a shooting incident from downtown early this morning.
The incident happened around 1am in the area of 11th and Liberty when officers working an unrelated call a few streets over heard shots fired, but didn’t immediately find anything suspicious. Officer Joseph Garcia said that minutes later, the ECC got a call from Jennie Stuart Medical Center saying a male had come in with a gunshot wound to the leg.
The injuries to the victim, identified as 26-year old Travis Thomas, were not thought to be life-threatening. Officer Garcia says the investigation is ongoing and that no suspects had been immediately identified.
It’s been a busy night for Hopkinsville Police, who are on the scene of what they believe to be an active methamphetamine lab this morning.
Officer Joseph Garcia says police got a call of possible drug activity at a home in the 1800 block of Dawson Springs Road around 4am. When the first officers arrived, they smelled what they thought to be ether.
Police believed they found an active methamphetamine lab and began the process of obtaining a search warrant. Officer Garcia said at least three people had been detained in connection with the incident as of 6am. We’ll have more information on this story as it becomes available.