Three-Vehicle Collision on US 41A Leads to Arrest
Date of News Release: 07/16/2015
Nebo, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a three-vehicle, non-injury collision that occurred on US 41A, in the limits of Nebo, on Wednesday, July 15, at 2:10 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that William E. Woodring, 55, Providence, was operating a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on US 41A. Earl S. Harrison, 52, Clarksville, TN, was operating a 2011 GMC Sierra northbound on US 41A. Monika Nixon, 25, Clay, was operating a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander northbound on US 41A traveling behind Mr. Harrison's vehicle.
As Mr. Woodring was traveling southbound, he lost control of his vehicle. It crossed the centerline and side-swiped a camper being towed by Mr. Harrison's vehicle. Mr. Woodring's vehicle continued southbound and side-swiped Ms. Nixon's vehicle.
Ms. Nixon's vehicle exited the roadway and came to rest in a field. Mr. Harrison's vehicle came to rest in the northbound lane. Mr. Woodring's vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane.
No injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Mr. Woodring was not wearing a seatbelt. Mr. Harrison and Ms. Nixon were wearing seatbelts.
After the collision, Mr. Woodring exited his vehicle and fled across a field. He was located approximately 40 minutes later and taken into custody by Trooper Joe Bartolotti.
Trooper Bartolotti charged Mr. Woodring with the following offenses:
- Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot)
- DUI 1st Offense Aggravating Circumstances
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle
Trooper Bob Winters investigated the collision and charged Mr. Woodring with the following offenses:
- Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (2 counts)
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Mr. Woodring was lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
The Nebo Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.