KSP says wet roads led to semi wreck that sent one to hospital

 A Hopkinsville woman was hospitalized after wreck involving the SUV she was driving and a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, according to state police. 

The Kentucky State Police says its preliminary investigation showed the woman, Charlette Wilford, 45, lost control of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox she was driving northbound on the wet parkway. The SUV slid off the roadway and into the median, striking a concrete drain before continuing into the southbound lanes. 

There, it collided with a southbound 2014 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by 51-year-old Roy Wells, of Cadiz. The SUV finally stopped in the median, and Wells pulled the semi off the roadway. 

KSP, which began investigating the incident at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, said Wilford was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville and then to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Wilford was not wearing a seatbelt. Wells was wearing a seatbelt. He was not injured. KSP says no passengers were involved.  

Trooper Luis Palmer investigated the collision.  Lt. Jason Newby, Trooper Jonathan Johnson, the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, and Hopkinsville/Christian County EMS assisted at the scene. 

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