The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department in Kentucky reported that a single-vehicle accident on Sunday, February 28 resulted in one person getting hurt and another getting arrested.
Emergency medical responders and police officers who came to the scene of the accident found 44-year-old Hodgenville resident Terry Wellnitz , the driver, and 52-year-old Daniel Owens, also of Hodgenville, standing near the door of the U-Haul truck they were traveling in minutes before the accident happened.
Wellnitz was subjected to field sobriety tests and was found to be driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
On the other hand, Owens was transported to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah to get treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.
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Louisville Metro Police Department public information officer Carey Klain reported that 26-year-old Shelley Ann Hurt died in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning of January 18 at around 4 a.m., WDRB reported.
The accident occurred between Dixie Highway and Greenwood Road. According to reports, Hurt was the passenger in a Crown Victoria that cut off another vehicle while trying to turn into a business. The driver of the Crown Victoria was taken to University Hospital, while three occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.
Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson declared that the cause of death was blunt force impact injuries due to the crash. He noted that Hurt was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.
Authorities have determined that drunk driving may have been a factor that contributed to the collision.
Law enforcement agents in Shively, Kentucky found two cars at the scene of an auto accident at Dixie Highway and Klages Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 19; one was tipped over to the side and smashed into a broken utility pole and the other was crashed inside a Clarke Motel room located at 4700 Dixie Highway.
The people in the car that had struck the utility pole were brought to University Hospital for treatment of their unspecified injury conditions. The car that crashed into the Clarke Motel room, on the other hand, was found to be driven by 30-year-old Theodore Robinson, who according to witness accounts, had nearly missed hitting three other people before he smashed into the room.
Robinson was arrested as a result of the accident and under suspicion for driving drunk.
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