WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (1/2/13) - The following is your weekly update of law enforcement activity in and around the Webster County area.
Providence Police Chief Brent McDowell Reported the following arrests:
Wed., Jan. 3, 9:00 a.m.
•Eric Elder, 17 of Clay, was cited to court for Speeding.
•Kiley Tester, 33 of Providence, was arrested on a bench warrant from Hopkins County.
Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield reported the following accident:
Mon., Dec. 16, 10:06 a.m.
An accident occurred on KY132 in Dixon. According to Deputy Scott Starkey, Joe Hayes, 96 of Dixon, was pulling to the end of his driveway in his 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, when his foot slipped off the brake and he rolled into traffic. He was struck by Shelby Phillips, 19 of Wheatcroft who could not stop her 1999 Toyota Solara in time. There were no injuries reported. Phillips’ vehicle had to be towed.
Tue., Dec. 17, 11:13 p.m.
An accident occurred on KY109 one mile east of Providence. According to Deputy Scott Starkey, Travis H. May, 17 of Providence, was driving his 2009 Ford ZX5 when he woke upside down. He could give no further information. Authorities say it appears he fell asleep while driving. There were no injuries reported but the vehicle was towed.
Fri., Dec. 20, 9:41 a.m.
An accident occurred on KY293 two miles north of Providence. According to Sheriff Frankie Springfield, Travis M. Turner, 18 of Providence, was traveling northbound on 293 when a burst of wind carried his vehicle onto the shoulder of the road. He corrected the vehicle but another burst of wind carried him back onto the shoulder. The second time his 1997 Ford Club Wagon E350 went off the road and struck an earthen embankment. Turner was transported to Baptist Hospital by Providence Fire/EMS. His vehicle was not towed.
Statistics indicate that 11 people died in five separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the Christmas holiday period beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, extending through Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.
Crashes occurred in Christian, Clark, Jefferson, Knox and Pike counties. Ten of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts. The crashes in Christian, Knox and Pike counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through Dec. 25, 2012, preliminary statistics indicate that 729 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is 16 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011. There have been 578 motor vehicle fatalities and 317 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Sixty-four of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Seventy-six crashes involved a motorcycle and 39 victims were not wearing helmets. Fourteen crashes involved an ATV and 12 victims were not wearing helmets. Fifty-three crashes involved pedestrians and 7 involved a bicycle. One crash involved a scooter. A total of 139 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
•Barry Russell Lutz and Marcia Lutz to Jeannie E Mayes and Ruebin Lutz, property in Webster County.
•Mark Duane Clark to Evan Howell, property in Webster County.
•Chad Townsend and Jeana Townsend and William B Butcher and Crystal Butcher to James Willoughby and Dannetta Willouhbym property in Webster County.
•Patrick Thompson and Deborah Thompson to Joseph B. Thompson, property in Webster County.
•Joyce White to Brandon Elbert Chandler and Amber Chandler, property in Webster County.
J-E News Editor
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