Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle collision Friday that involved the vehicle of a Christian County sheriff's deputy.

At approximately 8:46 p.m. Friday, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville received a complaint of a two-vehicle collision, with injuries near the 81 mile marker on I-24.

The preliminary investigation revealed Christian County Deputy Charles Fiscella, 53, Hopkinsville, was operating a Dodge Charger on I-24 in the left lane with emergency equipment activated, in route to a complaint. Also in the vehicle was Special Deputy Phillip Eastman, 44, Hopkinsville.

Around the 81 mm of I-24, an unknown vehicle switched from the right lane to the left lane in front of Fiscella, the report states. In an attempt to prevent colliding with the vehicle, Fiscella swerved right, but instead struck the rear end of a 2002 Toyota Camry being operated by Johnny Lacey, 19, West Plains, Missouri.

All three individuals were transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Cody Kromer.

Motorcyclists injured in weekend crashes

A motorcyclist was injured Sunday after colliding with a PT Cruiser at Skyline Drive and Fort Campbell Boulevard.

David W. Diamond, 49, Hopkinsville, was driving a 1981 Honda C70 Passport when a PT Cruiser driven by Kenneth D. Blosser, 76, Hopkinsville, hit him in the intersection. Blosser told police he attempted to stop at a red light too late before colliding with Diamond.

Diamond was treated by EMS and transported to Tennova Hospital with face and leg injuries. Blosser refused EMS, but both vehicles were towed for damages.

In a separate collision, another motorcyclist was injured by a Dodge Caravan Saturday on Country Club Lane and LaFayette Road.

According to a Hopkinsville police traffic collision report, the Dodge Caravan driven by Joyce Taylor, 54, Hopkinsville, was making a left turn from Country Club Lane onto LaFayette while Jason P. Chilton, 20, Hopkinsville, was traveling straight through the intersection.

Taylor struck Chilton after turning into Chilton's path, according to the report. Chilton's motorcycle was completely under the Caravan.

Chilton was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for injuries to his lower left leg, a compound fracture on his left femur and possible head trauma, the report states.

Taylor and her passenger, Amelia Selensky, were uninjured. Taylor told police the sun was glaring and she didn't see Chilton on his vehicle.

Vehicle flips after dip on Ovil Road bridge

A teenager was traveling over a bridge at Ovil Road, when she hit a dip and lost control of her vehicle, a 2006 Buick Rendezvous.

According to a report from Christian County Sheriff's Office, Alana A. Daniel, 16, Hopkinsville, and a passenger, Faith N. Morgan, Hopkinsville, crossed the bridge before hitting a dip in the road. Daniel veered left, overcorrected and ran off the right side of the road, the report states, flipping the vehicle twice and striking a tree on the rear passenger door before coming to a stop upright.

Both teens were transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for their injuries.

Teen says she swerved to miss animal; vehical overturns

A Hopkinsville teen told sheriff's deputies she swerved to miss a small animal on Pilot Rock Road before overturning her car Aug. 5.

According to a CCSO collision report, Alyssa Skinner, 17, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty with a passenger, Jennifier Beegle, 39, around 8 p.m. that evening when she topped a hillcrest with a slight curve in the road. Once the Jeep was going downhill, Skinner overcorrected and ran off the right side into the embankment. The vehicle flipped several times before coming to a rest on its top.

Skinner was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for complaints of pain to her back and legs. The vehicle suffered severe damage, according to the report, and was towed.

Funeral procession stop leads to wreck

The driver of a car stopped for a funeral procession on Old Madisonville Road on Saturday before being rear-ended.

According to a CCSO collision report, Tara M. Whisler, 34, Crofton, told deputies she didn't see that the vehicle ahead of her, driven by Phillip Powell, had stopped to let the procession pass.

Whisler told deputies she was looking at the Maps app on her phone before she realized Powell, 52, Hopkinsville, had stopped and she didn't have enough time to avoid the collision.

Whisler was transported to JSMC and her 2013 Dodge Caravan was towed for front-end damage.

Powell, who was driving a 1999 Dodge Dakota, refused EMS and was able to drive away, the report states.

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