A hit and run wreck involving a motorcycle on West 7th Street in Hopkinsville Saturday resulted in a search that expanded into two counties.
The collision happened around 4:30 just west of the Woodshed, according to the report, which says 63-year old Judy Free of Hopkinsville was westbound on 7th when a motorcycle collided with her driver’s side door.
A female passenger of the bike was thrown off and sustained injuries, but she got back on and the male driver proceeded on eastbound. A citizen later called police to report the motorcycle headed back toward Cadiz, and Trigg County law enforcement later found the male driver and injured female on Roger Thomas Road.
The driver was able to get away by fleeing on foot.
Hopkinsville Police are looking for a driver who allegedly attempted to push another vehicle into an intersection to cause a wreck Saturday night.
Stopped at the red light at the intersection of North Main and the bypass around 7:40 last night was 20-year old Justin Bird of Hopkinsville, who told police another driver pulled up behind him. That driver then allegedly rear-ended Bird and pushed him into the intersection and Bird said the suspect waited until another vehicle was approaching.
Bird, who had two passengers, had to accelerate quickly to make it through the intersection unharmed. A named suspect is listed on the report and that driver is wanted for Wanton Endangerment. The rear-end collision did approximately 300 dollars worth of damage to Bird’s pickup.
A two vehicle wreck at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Country Club Lane Friday morning injured two local women.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 47-year old Jacqueline Boyd of the city was southbound on the Boulevard proceeding through the intersection when she was hit by the vehicle of 73-year old Kelly Sholar of Cadiz, who was attempting to turn left onto Country Club.
Officer Eugene Trumble writes that Ms. Boyd said she had a green light and that Scholar said he had a green arrow, but that police observed the signals to be functioning properly.
There were no witnesses of the incident on the scene, so it was impossible to know for sure what exactly had happened. Ms. Boyd and passenger 49-year old Beverly Pettus of Hopkinsville were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Kentucky State Police made several arrests in Trigg County Friday in connection with recent burglaries.
A news release says Trooper Jonathon Ward had been investigating a string of burglaries around the Prizer Point area. Five juveniles were arrested and charged with 23 counts of burglary and 23 counts of criminal mischief.
The investigation continues and police do not release names of juvenile suspects.
Several local volunteer fire departments responded to a barn fire yesterday afternoon.
The first call went out a little after 3pm of a barn fire at the dead end of Spain Lane, with West Side fire-fighters the first on the scene. Crofton and Northwest Volunteer Fire Departments were soon called for mutual aid, with crews working well into the late afternoon hours in extreme heat.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to provide water to fire-fighters needing relief from the dangerous combination of heavy gear and temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s. No one was injured in the incident and the barn was reportedly full of hay.