A 51-year-old Paducah woman is dead from a single vehicle crash this morning near Ledbetter. Cynthia L. Felts was driving west on U. S. 60 when she ran off the side of the road for unknown reasons. Felts was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner.
A McCracken County woman crashed her car into Shilonite Full Gospel Fellowship Church Saturday morning. The McCracken County Sheriff’s office tells the West Kentucky Star that 18-yea-old Tiffany Johnson was trying to clean the inside of her windshield when she ran off the road and into the church. Johnson was taken to Western Baptist Hospital with minor injuries. The church building also sustained minor damage in the accident.
Tennessee police are trying to determine what caused an eight-car pileup they are calling "crashfest." Clarksville Police Officer Jim Knoll says the wrecks happened at about 8 p.m. Friday, resulting in injuries to 12 people. Knoll says the wrecks started when a 2001 Dodge Intrepid swerved all over Fort Campbell Blvd., ran multiple red lights and crashed into several vehicles stopped at a red light. Knoll says the crash created "an almost pool ball-like effect" as the Intrepid sideswiped some vehicles and forced others to crash into each other.
An Elkton police officer was hit by a car this morning while assisting with another traffic accident. Kentucky State Police say 36-year-old Brian E. Atkinson of Hopkinsville was knocked down on U.S. 68 East early this morning. He was investigating a two-vehicle, non-injury crash.
A Benton teenager died last night after falling out of a moving vehicle. Nineteen-year-old Zackery Smalley was riding in the backseat of a car when he attempted to climb out of the sunroof on Wadesboro Road in Marshall County.