Monday police news 100603

October 06, 2003

Tools stolen from Sterling Drive

Phillip Twilley reported a power drill and several screwdrivers missing from his home on Sterling Drive. The second-degree burglary happened at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Danville police, and there was no forced entry.

Danville police officer Jeff Stith is investigating.

Two West Virginians killed in crash

SOUTH WILLIAMSON (AP) - A man and woman, both from West Virginia, were killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday on a Kentucky highway.

Blanche Maynard, 79, of Delbarton, W.Va., was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County deputy coroner.

Maynard was traveling north on U.S. 119 near South Williamson when her vehicle crossed into the path of a vehicle driven by Ira Baisden, 72, also of Delbarton, Kentucky State Police said.


Baisden was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., where he later died, police said. The crash occurred at 3:03 p.m.

Loretta Lynn's son hurt in crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ernie Lynn, son of country star Loretta Lynn, was hospitalized after he lost control of his car and drove off a road near his mother's dude ranch in Humphreys County. A passenger was killed.

Beth Denton, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Safety, said Sunday Larry Thomas Claxton, 52, died when Ernie Lynn's 1974 Jaguar swerved abruptly to the left and ran off the road about 6 p.m. CDT Saturday about 55 miles west of Nashville.

Lynn, 50, was taken to a hospital in Nashville. His injuries are not life-threatening, Denton said.

Spokesmen for Loretta Lynn did not return phone calls Sunday seeking further information.

The singer, known as "the coal miner's daughter," canceled a concert Saturday night at her ranch.

Another son, Jack, drowned in 1984.


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