Police News for April 25

April 25, 2004

One injured in four-vehicle crash

LANCASTER - An accident Thursday that involved four vehicles sent one person to the hospital.

Connie Baker of Junction City, was riding in a 2000 Saturn on U.S. 27 South in Garrard County when the vehicle was involved in a chain-reaction collision with three other vehicles.

According to state police, Brian Baker, 31, of Stanford, failed to stop for the three vehicles sitting ahead of him in traffic, running the Ford F-150 pickup into the back of a Dodge Ram pickup. The Dodge then struck the Saturn, which in turn rear-ended an Audi. All drivers were wearing seat belts, with vehicle damage ranging from minor to severe.

Connie Baker was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center by EMS, where she was treated and released.

The accident is under investigation by Trooper Tackett Wilson.

Man charged with D.U.I. after accident

WAYNESBURG - One man was arrested Friday for driving under the influence after his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic on Cemetery Road. State police arrested Kenneth Wilson, 19, of Richmond for DUI, second offense, driving on a DUI-suspended license, no insurance and possession of marijuana. Wilson's Mazda struck a Chevrolet, driven by Shane Padgett, 31, of Waynesburg, totaling both vehicles.


According to police reports, Wilson was traveling at a high rate of speed and "failed to negotiate a curve. Wilson lost control of the vehicle," crossed into the second lane and struck Padgett's vehicle. Wilson was transported to Fort Logan Hospital with minor head and neck injuries, Padgett was not injured.

Wilson was transported to the Lincoln County Regional Jail. State trooper Michael Ashley is investigating the accident.

Man found dead in Crab Orchard

CRAB ORCHARD - State police are investigating the death of a Lexington man after family members found him dead in their house on Saturday.

According to police, the body of Joshua Hendrickson, 23, of Winnepeg Way, Lexington, was found in a residence on Ky. 39, four miles south of Crab Orchard.

"A preliminary investigation does not reveal any foul play at this time," said state police in a press release. The state medical examiner's office in Frankfort is now examining the body. State police detective Christopher Crockett is the investigating officer.

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