Two people were ejected from a vehicle in a wreck on the Purchase Parkway in Marshall County yesterday.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened just before 4pm near the 47 mile-marker. Police say 31-year old Eric McKinnis of Ripley, Tennessee was northbound when he lost control of his SUV, causing it to roll several times before coming to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.
Two passengers, 26-year old Darrel McKinnis and 23-year old Orlando Cox of Dyersburg, Tennessee; were both ejected from the vehicle. Cox was taken to Marshall County Hospital, while Eric and Darrel McKinnis were taken to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Rain might have contributed to two wrecks in the city limits of Hopkinsville Monday that injured two people.
The first accident happened around noon at 9th and Main, thought it wouldn’t be reported until later in the day. The police report says 57-year old Steven Marion of Hopkinsville was on foot and entered the crosswalk. Meanwhile, 69-year old Donald Rogers of Hopkinsville was attempting to make a left turn onto South Main and hit Marion with his right front fender.
Rogers took Marion to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, but both men said they never thought to call police until a nurse at the emergency room called ECC. Marion was treated for a possible knee injury.
The second incident happened around 3:15 near the Pembroke Road-Pennyrile Parkway interchange. The HPD report says 39-year old Lashawnda Redd of Hopkinsville was northbound on Pembroke Road when she had to make an abrupt stop in traffic.
Following behind her was 53-year old Deborah Greenman of Hopkinsville, who wasn’t able to stop in the rainy conditions and rear-ended Ms. Redd’s vehicle. Police say Ms. Redd was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of lower back pain.
Thanks to the generosity of a local family, the City of Hopkinsville’s annual Christmas lights display will be a little brighter this year.
Mayor Dan Kemp announced today that Raymond and Wanda Nelson of Hopkinsville recently made a large and valuable donation of Christmas lights and decorations to be used by the city for years to come.
For numerous years, local residents have made an annual excursion to the local couple’s residence on Lafayette Road to view their large holiday display.
Starting this year, those decorations will be added to the city’s holiday display to help spread holiday cheer throughout the area.
Mayor Kemp was quoted as saying he was grateful to the Nelsons for their gift.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police today indicate that 15 people died in 11 separate wrecks on state roadways from Monday, September 4th through Sunday.
State Police say 11 of the victims were traveling in passenger vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
A triple fatality crash occurred in Fulton County and involved the suspected use of alcohol with all three of the victims not wearing their seat belts.
A double fatality crash and single fatality crash both occurred in Carter County.
Single fatalities occurred in the following counties: Jefferson, Magoffin, Morgan, Pike and Shelby Counties.
In addition, a double fatality crash occurred in Hopkins County and a single fatality crash occurred in Clinton County and a fatality was the result of an ATV crash in Calloway County.
State Police say there were no fatal wrecks in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties during the same time period.
Through September 30th, preliminary statistics indicate that 543 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is six more than what was reported for the same time period last year.
Area residents looking for something inexpensive to do over the weekend are encouraged to visit Fort Campbell’s Pratt Museum.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Installation Historian, John O’Brien says the local museum pays tribute to the 101st Airborne Division and how soldiers assigned to the storied division have played a role in major wars throughout the years.
O’Brien says the museum is a great place for residents to learn about local history, while browsing through dozens of military relics that can not be found any where else.