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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:

  1. Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot)
  2. DUI 1st Offense Aggravating Circumstances
  3. Resisting Arrest
  4. Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle

Trooper Bob Winters investigated the collision and charged Mr. Woodring with the following offenses:

  1. Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (2 counts)
  2. Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  3. 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.