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Train hits truck

Train hits truck

A Breckinridge County man suffered injury when a train hit his truck at the crossing at the boat ramp in Hawesville on April 30. The accident happened at approximately 12 p.m. Hawesville Police Chief Mark Powers filed the accident report.

Morris D. Mathews, of Hardinsburg, told Powers when he started to exit the entrance to the boat ramp at the intersection of Jefferson and River streets in Hawesville he stopped his 2012 GMC Sierra pickup, looked both ways down the train tracks and did not see or hear a train approaching. He then pulled his truck across the tracks and stopped to look left on River Street before continuing forward, and a eastbound train hit his truck.

Several witnesses disputed Mathews’ claim; the witnesses say they heard the train blowing its horn, and one witness said he saw the train trying to stop well before the intersection. This witness said he tried blowing his horn to get Mathews’ attention, but failed.

Mathews suffered a head injury in the wreck. Hancock County EMS arrived on scene to provide first aid. Hancock EMS later transported Mathews to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for additional treatment.

Mathews’ truck sustained very severe damage. A wrecker from Bob’s Garage towed the vehicle from the scene.

Trucks damaged – 

Two trucks sustained damage in a parking lot accident in Hawesville. The accident happened on May 6 at approximately 2:15 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick filed the accident report.

Lonna S. Potts, of Hawesville, backed from a parking spot in a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck, and failed to see a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup and backed into the vehicle, and left the scene. Potts told Hendrick she left the scene because she needed to go home and get her oxygen. The driver of the Silverado, Randall McBrayer of Cannelton, Ind. called dispatch and reported his vehicle being hit and the vehicle leaving the scene.

Potts’ pickup sustained minor damage. McBrayer’s Silverado sustained severe damage. Neither vehicle required a tow. None suffered injury in the accident.

Speed a factor in fatal wreck

The official police report filed by Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Howard lists speed as a factor in the fatal wreck involving Kinsey Fleming on April 11. According to the report Braxton Fleming was traveling approximately 70 MPH south on state Route 1389 in a 2007 Nissan 350Z when the car left the roadway, went into a ditch, struck a concrete driveway culvert and flipped. The accident happened four miles south of Hawesville.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene to provide first aid, and later transported the driver, Braxton Fleming, and passenger Kinsey Fleming to Owensboro Health for additional treatment. Ms. Fleming perished from injuries suffered in the accident.

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