The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has released details of a wreck this morning on Poole Mill Road that severely injured the driver of a pickup.
A news release from Captain Chris Miller says 43-year old Michael Way of Russellville was westbound on Poole Mill around 6:30 when he ran off the road, over-corrected, struck an embankment and flipped his vehicle.
Way was not wearing a seat belt and he was trapped in the vehicle with several upper body injuries until the Christian County Rescue Squad was able to cut him free. Way was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Deputies say it doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol was a factor.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating two major thefts at Wal-Mart in the last few days.
The most recent theft happened Wednesday morning, when a white male suspect removed 33 pieces of jewelry from an unsecured display case sometime between 3:30 and 4am.
The items ranged from wedding rings to earrings and all of the merchandise was valued at a total of about 48-hundred dollars. The incidents were captured on video surveillance and the suspect is listed as being about 6-foot-2, 210 pounds with brown hair and long side burns with a short beard and mustache.
Meanwhile, someone stole two laptop computers valued at 26-hundred dollars from the store recently by placing the items under his jacket and walking out the door.
A three-vehicle rear-end collision on West 7th Street yesterday injured two of the drivers.
Hopkinsville Police say 22-year old Donna Ragan of Oak Grove was stopped in the area of the Dollar General Store around 11:45am, with 48-year old Mark Bradshaw of Hopkinsville stopped in a vehicle behind her.
60-year old Karen Moore approached them and didn’t notice they were stopped and rear-ended Bradshaw, pushing his vehicle into Ragan’s.
Bradshaw and Ms. Ragan were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
A single-vehicle wreck on Cox Mill Road yesterday morning injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The report from city police says 24-year old Michaela Jordan of Hopkinsville was southbound on Cox Mill around 9:15 when she said she was changing cd’s in her radio and wasn’t paying attention to the road.
Ms. Jordan’s right front tire ran off the road, causing the vehicle to hit a culvert and overturn. She was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for minor injuries.
Clarksville Police recently held an open house to showcase its latest firing range and training facility to the public.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the new facility features state of the art equipment that will help officers perfect their crime fighting skills.