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Five Injured in Collision at Intersection of HWY 800 & HWY 189

Date of News Release: 10/04/2017

Crofton, KY.(Christian County) – On Tuesday October 3, 2017, Kentucky State Police responded to Crofton, Kentucky, for a two vehicle injury accident that occurred at the intersection of KY Highway 800/Crofton Fruithill Road and KY Highway 189/N. Greenville Road..

Alaina McGar, 16 years old of Madisonville, was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Impala and attempting to make a left-hand turn onto HWY 189 from HWY 800. McGar approached the intersection of KY Highway 189 and KY Highway 800 and turned into the travel path of 41 year old, Terry Vick of Central City, KY, causing a collision to take place. Vick, a Sergeant with the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office, was operating his marked 2014 Ford Taurus police cruiser southbound on KY Highway 189. McGar struck Vick in the front passenger-side fender.

McGraw was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by Hopkinsville EMS for a possible injury to her neck and chest. McGraw had a passenger, 17 year old Preztin Vancleve, of Hanson, KY in the car when the collision took place. Vancleve was also transported by Hopkinsville EMS to Jennie Stuart Medical Center after complaints of pain to his hip and foot. Both McGraw and Vancleve were wearing their seatbelts when the collision took place.

Vick had complaints of abdominal pain and was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by Hopkinsville EMS. Vick was transporting a female at the time of the collision in his official capacity; 19 year old Jayden Novak was seated in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle and received injuries to her leg and neck/back. Novak was transported by Hopkinsville EMS to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for the possible injuries. Accompanying Vick on the transport was 72 year old District 2 Constable, Denny Blythe. Blythe, whom was seated in the front passenger seat of the cruiser, received injuries to his elbow and ribs and was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by Hopkinsville EMS as well. It was determined that Vick and Blythe were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision, but Novak was not.

Trooper Carroll is investigating the collision and was assisted on scene by: Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Muhlenberg County Sheriff C. McGehee, Christian County Rescue, Hopkinsville EMS.

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