A single-vehicle wreck on Dawson Springs Road Saturday night sent the young driver to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The call went out a little after 6pm of a vehicle off the road and in a deep ditch near the 5700 block of Dawson Road. Christian County Rescue Squad Chief Randy Graham said his crew cut the victim from the wreckage and said he was able to communicate with them through the process.
The Kentucky New Era identifies the victim as 19-year old Erik Harris and quotes officials as saying his injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Officials at Vanderbilt listed Harris in stable condition. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office worked the wreck and will have the official report.
Hopkinsville Police initially thought they were responding to an armed robbery at a fast food establishment on West 7th yesterday afternoon, though it turned out to be an unusual case of wanton endangerment that remains under investigation.
The call went out as a robbery at the West 7th Wendy’s around 5:20pm, but officers quickly learned no robbery had occurred. Instead, 26-year old Brandon Santiago told police a man came in and asked to talk to him about the mother of his child.
The suspect then allegedly tried to punch Santiago, which he was able to block, but the suspect then pulled a small pistol and pointed it at Santiago’s head.
Santiago ran to the back of the business where the managers were having a meeting and told them what happened. The suspect, who is listed on the report, fled the business and the investigation continues.
A vehicle versus deer wreck on I-24 Friday night sent the driver to a Nashville Hospital.
Kentucky State Police say 56-year old Loutiscia Moran of Franklin, Tennessee was eastbound near mile-marker 73—which is just east of the Trigg County line around 8pm. A deer ran out in front of Ms. Moran and she was unable to avoid hitting him.
The deer crashed through the top part of the windshield and roof, according to the news release, which says Ms. Moran was taken by Air Evac Helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A Clarksville phlebotomist was arrested late last week on charges she intentionally stabbed her husband with a contaminated needle.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the 35-year old male victim told officers he and his wife, 34-year old Nakesha Eastland, were in an argument on April 27th.
He said that’s when Eastland stuck him with a needle in the left arm, drawing blood. The victim said he didn’t actually see the item used to stab him, but thought it was something like a needle or lancet.
When he asked her what she did, Eastland allegedly said he would now have Hepatitis C. The victim didn’t initially think she was serious, but Ms. Eastland told the same story to him again May 17th. The victim believed she had the capability of getting a contaminated needle with her profession being phlebotomy.
When interviewed by police, Eastland admitted to stabbing him with a needle, but reportedly said it was a clean one and said he put his hands on her first.
Eastland turned herself into police and was charged with aggravated assault.
The Memorial Day weekend got off to a deadly start in Clarksville, where a mysterious motorcycle wreck claimed the life of the rider.
A news release from Clarksville Police says a 30-year old man was found in the middle of the road barely breathing around 3am Saturday morning near the 1700 block of Autumnwood Blvd.
The man was taken to Gateway Medical Center, where he would die from his injuries later in the morning. Police say it appears the victim had been westbound on Hazelwood Road when he ran off the right side of the road and drove into a yard before becoming unseated from his bike and thrown onto Autumnwood.
There were no witnesses to the incident so police do not know what time the incident happened or how long the victim had been lying on the road before the passing motorist found him. Police have identified the victim, but have not released his name, pending family notification.