Police News for Sept. 26

September 26, 2004

Casey driver injured in crash

LIBERTY - A Liberty woman suffered injuries in a one-vehicle crash Thursday on Ky. 70, 1.3 miles west of here, state police said.

Martha S. Stephens, 40, was treated at Casey County Hospital for injuries, then released, according to Trooper Jeremy Johnson.

She was driving west when she lost control of the vehicle, which dropped off the westbound shoulder of the road and went into a ditch. She was wearing a seat belt.

Danville teen hurt in wreck

A Danville teenager was injured Wednesday when the car she was riding in collided with another vehicle on Hilltop Road, Danville police said.


Stacy Wallace, 16, of 849 Hilltop Road, was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after the accident, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m.

According to a police report, Judy Wallace was pulling out of her driveway onto Hilltop Road but her vision was reduced because she was looking into the sun and didn't see an oncoming car driven by Melissa T. Baxter, 28, of 824 Hilltop Road. Baxter told police she tried to avoid the collision but was not successful.

Baxter and Judy Wallace were not injured, police said.

Two hurt in Danville crash

A truck driver who was reading a map and ran through a red light triggered a three-car accident that injured two people Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 150 and The Bypass, Danville police said.

Kelvin Devine, 40, and Kenneth Devine, 39, both of Harrodsburg, were taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center following the crash, which occurred about 1 p.m., police said.

According to a police report, truck driver Raymond F. Quinn, 39, of Commercial Point, Ohio, ran through a red light and struck a car driven by James P. Puckett, 46, of Bardstown. The Devines' vehicle then crashed into the back of Quinn's trailer, police said.

Puckett and Quinn were not injured in the accident.

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