A Tompkinsville man was pronounced dead and five others were injured early Saturday morning after a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Burkesville Road in Glasgow.
The driver of a 1996 Pontiac passenger car, Keith Allen Clark, 20, of Burkesville, was traveling east on Burkesville Road at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning when he lost control of his car due to wet road conditions and veered into the westbound lane, hitting a 2005 Dodge Caravan head-on, according to a Barren County Sheriff’s Office news release and Barren County sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Wilson.
The minivan was driven by Sarah Dawn Taylor, 31, of Tompkinsville, who had four passengers inside the van. One of the passengers, Joe Kelly Fish, 40, of Tompkinsville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Barren County Coroner Mike Swift, the release said. Another passenger, Larry Joe Fish, 65, of Tompkinsville, was taken by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he was in stable condition Sunday, Wilson said.
Taylor was also taken to Vanderbilt with injuries, and was in stable condition Sunday, Wilson said.
Dillon Taylor, 7, and Makayla Taylor, 9, both of Tompkinsville, the van’s other passengers, were both taken by ambulance to T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released, Wilson said.
Clark was taken by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he was in stable condition this morning, according to a hospital employee.
Occupants of both vehicles, except for Joe Fish, were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, the release said.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the accident. The investigation is on-going.
Firearm theft — A Bowling Green man is in jail after an Allen County Sheriff’s deputy noticed that a gun was missing from his vehicle, which just had an oil change at Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac at 2012 Scottsville Road.
The deputy told police Thursday that his firearm was taken sometime between 10:12 a.m. and 11:17 a.m. Thursday from the center console of his personal vehicle, according to a Bowling Green Police Department report.
The deputy told police that he noticed the black semiautomatic Glock 27 pistol, valued at $450, was missing when he left the dealership, records show.
Officers spoke with two men who had access to the vehicle during the oil change, and searched a 2003 Ford Taurus belonging to Thomas J. Galloway, 30, 151 Candle Court, No. 3. Officers found two guns, one of which turned out to be the gun described by the deputy, the report said.
Police found a Glock 22 in the front seat of the vehicle, which turned out to have been purchased by Galloway at Sherwood’s Guns, the report said. The deputy’s gun was in the trunk of the vehicle wrapped up in clothing, the report said.
Galloway was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property (firearm), according to online jail records.
He is in the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $2,500 bond, jail records show.