Clarksville Police responded to an early morning wreck today at the intersection of 101st Parkway and Peachers Mill Road.
Police say the two-vehicle wreck occurred around 2.30 a.m. after a 2007 Chevy pickup, driven by a 23 year old man, was traveling west on the 101st Parkway when a Chrysler Sebring driven by a 31 year old man, traveling west on the 101st Parkway at a high rate of speed crashed into the rear of the pickup near the intersection of Peachers Mill Road.
Police say the 31-year old driver of the Sebring was taken to Vanderbilt by Lifeflight with a head injury, while the 23-year old male driver and his 32-year male passenger were taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that speed and alcohol may have been factors.
The lead investigator is Officer Bill VanBeber.
Police in Owensboro are asking for the public’s help in solving a bank robbery from Friday afternoon.
A news release relayed to local media from the Owensboro Police Department through the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened around 4:15pm at First Security Bank on Frederica Street in Owensboro.
A white male entered the bank with a small handgun and demanded money, according to police, who say no one was injured in the crime. The suspect, who is described as standing about six feet tall with a medium build wearing a gray hoodie, gray stocking cap and blue jeans; got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A photo of the man can be found under the local news section of our website. Anyone with information on the suspect or on the crime should call Owensboro Police at 270-687- 8888.
Kentucky State Police say they are out in full force this weekend looking to arrest anyone driving impaired.
A news release from KSP says the enforcement period runs through Tuesday night. There were 1,314 crashes on Kentucky roadways last New Years weekend, resulting in six deaths. Police say 63 of those wrecks were alcohol-related.
The public can help KSP’s effort by reporting erratic, impaired or speeding drivers by calling 1-800-222-5555. Callers can remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, your location and a license plate number if possible.
More details are now known about the house fire on Lindsey Drive from Thursday.
Eight trucks and 15 Hopkinsville fire-fighters responded at 11:41am to the first call of fire at 2813 Lindsey and found the vacant home already fully involved. The report says it appeared the blaze began in an attached garage. As previously reported, Inspector Cecelia Cloos said there was no electricity hooked up to the house.
Aproximately 50-thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the structure belonging to Tamra Grant of Hopkinsville. Fire-fighters remained on the scene until about 2:30 and were called back just after 10pm when it flared back up again.
Crews found small flames in the kitchen area and took about an hour and a half to extinguish the fire and to look for other hot spots.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is assisting in what’s termed an arson investigation on the HPD report. At least one suspect is listed on the report from Officer Gabe Gillingham, though his or her name is redacted.
A Thursday night house fire on Locust Grove Road in Hopkinsville only did minimal damage.
The report from Lieutenant Charles Henderson says six trucks and nine personnel responded around 5:30 to 131 Locust Grove. Smoke was coming from the house owned by Jack Rittenberry when the first units arrived.
They determined a rear bedroom was on fire and that it possibly began with a portable space heater placed close to a small table. Crews limited the damage to the one room and no one was injured in the incident.
Approximately five thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the structure and contents.