Friday police news 120503

December 05, 2003

Three teens injured

in two accidents

Three teenagers were injured in two separate traffic accidents this morning in Boyle County, apparently due to wet pavement, according to a Boyle County deputy sheriff.

Boyle Sheriff's Deputy Marty Elliott said the first crash occurred at 5 a.m. when a Ford Mustang driven by Misty Hamilton, 17, of Lancaster, slid off the roadway and hit a rock wall on Ky. 52 near Hubble Road. Elliott said wet roads were the cause of the accident.

Hamilton was transported by Boyle Emergency Medical Service to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for treatment of possible neck injuries.

Two people also were injured in a traffic accident at 8 a.m. this morning on Stewart's Lane.

Elliott, who worked the accident with Deputy Sheriff James Wilcher, said a Chevrolet Lumina driven by Jennifer Gray, 17, of Junction City, was heading east, slid off the road and struck a tree.


Gray told police a large truck forced her off the road. Gray and a passenger in the vehicle, Patrick Gaddis, 14, of Junction City, were transported by Boyle County EMS to McDowell hospital for treatment of injuries.

Man struck while

crossing Main Street

A pedestrian was injured Nov. 30 when he was struck by a car while trying to cross Main Street.

According to the police report, James Hoover Jr., 41, of Lexington, attempted to cross Main Street at the Fourth Street intersection, according to a report by Officer Keith Peel. The report said he was in the crosswalk and had the light when he was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Crystal J. Warner, 22, of Springfield, that was turning right from North Fourth Street on to Main Street. Warner told police the light turned green and she began her turn, not seeing Hoover. Hoover complained of pain in his arm and was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service.

Man injured in

Garrard crash

LANCASTER - Colby Grider, 18, was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 27, state police said.

Grider was driving south when he lost control of his vehicle, and struck an embankment. The vehicle overcorrected and came to rest upright on the shoulder of the highway, according to a report by Trooper Tackett Wilson. Grider was wearing a seat belt.

Grider was taken by Garrard County Emergency Medical Service to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Local woman stabbed, no charges filed

A Danville woman was stabbed Nov. 22 in an incident at Heather Hills Apartments.

According to a police report, Peggy Coulter, 36, Apartment 54, Heather Hills, suffered a stab wound after an altercation with Alice Simpson, 50, of Apartment 74, Heather Hills. The incident, which is still under investigation, occurred at 9:49 p.m. in Simpson's apartment, and police have not filed any charges.

Coulter was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center as a result of injuries. Officer Todd Davis investigated.

Floyd man

shot to death

MARTIN (AP) - A Wheelwright man was fatally shot at his girlfriend's house during an altercation, said state police, who were investigating.

Ronnie Curnutte, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the incident, which happened at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. No charges had been filed Thursday night.

Van crash near

Scottsburg kills two

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A van struck a guard rail on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana early Friday, killing two people and injuring several others.

Eight people were in the southbound van when it veered into the median a few hours before dawn near Scottsburg, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Ky.

"Fortunately, it didn't cross into the northbound lane," Scott County Sheriff John Lizenby said.

Three or four passengers were hospitalized. Their names and conditions were not immediately available, Lizenby said.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, but Lizenby said the van with Virginia license plates may have had a flat tire.

No other vehicles were involved.

The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for several hours after the crash.


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