Clarksville Police released the name of the man who was tragically killed over the weekend following a two-vehicle wreck on Trenton Road.
Police identified the man as 26-year old Tegan K. PapaGeorge of Clarksville and identified the driver of the Nissan that caused the wreck as 23-year old Kristen Miller of Clarksville.
Clarksville Police say on Sunday around 12:37 a.m. a Honda driven by PapaGeorge was traveling north on Trenton Road, while a Nissan Titan, driven by Miller was traveling south on Trenton Road and failed to yield to PapaGeorge’s oncoming vehicle and made a left turn to go east on the 101st Parkway.
PapaGeorge, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Gateway Medical Center where he died from his injuries, while Miller was transported to Gateway with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the investigation into the fatal wreck remains ongoing and charges are pending.
This is the 16th fatal wreck for 2012.
A Hopkinsville woman is now behind bars after police say she left her children home alone.
44-year old Lesia Acosta of Barberry Place is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to Acosta’s arrest warrant, the children, who are 9 and 12 years old were left home alone overnight without food or any adult supervision.
The father of the children, who lives in Cadiz discovered they were home alone during a regular phone call.
Acosta was booked into the Christian County Jail on Friday.
Hopkinsville Police continue to investigate two separate incidents that took place over the weekend where suspects made off with dozens of food products from area businesses.
Police say the first burglary took place at Nanny’s Dinner located at 563 McLean Avenue Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m.
Natasha Hobson told police that an unknown perpetrator made forced entry into the restaurant and unlawfully removed $480 worth of ribs along with other meats and also caused damages to the building.
In the second burglary incident, Lynn Morris reported that sometime Friday afternoon that an unknown person forced entry into Lets Go Play Academy, located at 15 Airport Road and stole an undisclosed amount of hamburger meat and milk, damaged items inside and fled the scene.
Police were able to obtain a copy of a surveillance video from the business and was placed into evidence.
Both burglaries remain under investigation with police following up on all leads.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is partnering up with Pioneers Incorporated to gather up new toys to be distributed to area youngsters who otherwise would not have a Merry Christmas this year.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray talks about the importance of the annual Christmas Morning Miracle Toy Drive.
A new project aimed at healing soldiers with invisible and physical wounds from combat is catching on and is providing much needed therapy to local soldiers.
The War Garden Project, which is the brainchild of Dana Chango of Clarksville, seeks to provide wounded active-duty soldiers a way to decrease stress and anxiety through soil therapy.
Ms. Chango gives more insight into the mission of the newly formed project.