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Early morning Madison County fatality closes I-75 for hours, deceased identified

I-75 southbound was closed down for hours this morning, and through the day today, as emergency crews responded to, and law enforcement investigated, the deadly wreck that occurred a little after 7 a.m. The interstate reopened around 2:20 this afternoon to allow the backed-up traffic to begin moving again. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison responded […]

Man wrecks, then falls from bridge in Rockcastle County

In the early hours this halloween morning, a single vehicle accident occurred on Lake Cumberland Road in Rockcastle County when a man lost control of his vehicle on wet pavement and hit a bridge .  The man reportedly got out to assess the damage and set on the wall of the bridge, losing his balance […]

Irvine man suffers injuries in Friday night wreck near Madison Co. line

In a follow up on the single vehicle injury accident WBON-TV covered Friday night. The incident occured on the Madison/Estill County line where, according to an eye witness, a truck left the roadway and came to rest in a tree line on the Old Waco Loop Road. Madison County Sheriff’s Department confirms the driver, Brandon […]

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Clay County

On June 07, 2022 at approximately 5:00 PM, The Kentucky State Police Post 11, London Post was notified by Clay County 911 of a one vehicle injury accident on KY 11 North in the Oneida area of Clay County. The collision resulted in one fatality. The initial investigation indicates that a 1994 Ford Ranger operated […]

Coroner: 33-year-old man dies in single vehicle wreck on Hagan’s Mill Road

A 33-year-old male has died following a wreck this morning on Hagan’s Mill Road. Madison County Coroner tells WBONTV that this occurred about two miles down the roadway, where he lost control of his car and hit a tree. This is a single vehicle accident according to Cornelison. He has been identified as William Baldwin, […]

Wreck Off Cliff Results in Entrapment of Victim in Laurel County

Monday morning, one person had to be extricated from a car and hospitalized following a wreck off of a cliff. The Laurel County Sheriff’s office reports that around 10:30 a.m. the London-Laurel Rescue Squad responded to the scene to find the badly damaged vehicle. They add that one victim was entrapped in the wrecked car, […]

Berea Man Victim in Fatal Collision

The Kentucky State Police, London Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on KY 90 in the Monticello area of Wayne County after 10 p.m. Monday, April 19th. According to police, the initial investigation indicates that a 2001 Ford Pickup operated by 26-year-old Nicholas K. Kates of Berea, was traveling west on KY 90 […]

Victim in Deadly Bypass Wreck Identified

A multi-vehicle wreck at the Robert R. Martin Bypass and Transport Drive in Richmond Tuesday afternoon has resulted in the death of a local woman. According to Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison, the woman has been identified as 39-year-old Jennifer Rhodus. The Coroner says that the scene is still being investigated by the reconstruction team, […]

Two dead as a result of collision in Wolfe County

Two men are now deceased following a wreck in Wolfe County on Thursday. Police report that at approximately 7:05 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a call from Wolfe County Dispatch requesting assistance with a fatal collision. Through the investigation, it was determined 47-year-old Ralph Wooton, of Jackson, Kentucky was traveling south on KY […]

Sheriff’s Office: Update on Early Morning Collision on US 25

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of US 25 (Berea Road) and KY 2880 (Menelaus Road) on Monday, March 1, 2021 around 5:50 a.m. in regards to a two vehicle injury collision. The initial investigation indicates a black Saturn Ion was traveling north on US 25 with a single occupant when the driver […]

Man Indicted for Leaving Bloody Car Wreck, Resisting Arrest

A Madison County grand jury recently indicted a local man on charges of resisting arrest, first degree wanton endangerment, fourth degree assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. Richmond officers were called to a single-vehicle injury accident near Red House Road back in November when a driver called police claiming that 33-year old Joe […]

Multiple Individuals Hospitalized as a Result of Traffic Crash

Laurel Sheriffs Office is investigating a traffic crash which occurred on Sunday afternoon February 9, around 1 PM on KY 312 at the level Green Road intersection, around 10 miles South of London. The investigating deputies report that a green colored pickup truck allegedly pulled out from level Green Road onto KY 312, failing to […]

Official Statement from KSP Regarding Deputy-Involved Wreck

From a press release from KSP: The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted just after 11:00 this morning in reference to an injury collision on I 75 North at the 88 mile-marker.  The initial investigation indicates Deputies were conducting a traffic stop, when a white 2019 Jeep Compass operated by Jimmy Hoskins, 34 years […]

Clay County Sheriffs Investigating Stolen, Wrecked School Bus

Early this morning around 6 am, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a stolen school bus belonging to the Clay County Board of Education. The bus was eventually located on Buzzard Road where it seems that unknown suspect(s) had attempted to take the bus onto a logging trail where the vehicle had […]

Identity Released of Elderly Man Killed in Early Morning Madison County Crash

The identity of the victim that was killed in the early morning crash in Madison County on 421 has now been released. He has been identified as 72-year-old Norbert Wagner from waco. Coroner Jimmy Cornelison gives us all the details in this interview you can watch here, including that he believes there was no substances […]

Identity Released in Today’s Deadly Wreck

According to Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison, a one vehicle wreck at mile marker 84.8 on i75 NB resulted in the death of a man from Tennessee. Coroner reports that the man has been identified as Randy Houldridge from Maryville, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. Apparently, according to witnesses, he hit a rock embankment […]

Current Wreck on Highway 82 Powell County

Photo courtesy Karen Dennis Brandenburg Powell County- An injury accident has been reported on Highway 82 near Powell Estill line. Drivers are advised to be careful near the area.

Car Versus House on Medley Drive, Driver Now Arrested for Aggravated DUI

**UPDATE: Richmond Police Department reports that the driver was arrested around 11am this morning after he was released from the hospital. The man, 25 year old Dustin Blake Tackett was charged with 2nd Degree Wanton Endangerment and Aggravated DUI. According to the arrest information, his BAC came in at .171. Last night on Medley Drive […]

White Hall Firefighters Remember Fallen Brother Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A tragic fatal accident occurred in Madison county over the weekend, this time between a vehicle and a motorcycle. EKU foreign exchange fire student Mohannad Alrayes was in a motor vehicle collision on Four Mile Road in Richmond, and passed early Sunday morning. White hall volunteer fire department released that the student was a valued […]

KSP Investigates Fatal Estill County Crash

From a KSP Press Release: The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just after 6:40 pm last night, and is investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on KY-82, north of Irvine in Estill County. The initial investigation indicates that Megan Newsome, 23 years old of Prestonsburg, was traveling east on KY-82 near Twin […]

Wreck on I-75 Closes 3 Lanes

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A wreck on northbound I-75 at the 85 mile marker has blocked three lanes of traffic. Officials say several vehicles are involved and a semi jackknifed. They estimate it will be blocked for around two hours. There is no detour established. UPDATE: I 75 NORTHBOUND IS SHUT DOWN AT 81MM […]

Fatal Wreck in Waco

Traffic was at a standstill this morning following a fatal wreck in Waco near Irvine Road. WBON-TV spoke with Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison for further details.