Topic: Andy Bechtold
Clarksville, TN – Six Clarksville Police officers had their retirement ceremony today with an official retirement date of July 1st, 2011. They were the first group of officers retired under the new retirement system adopted by the City of Clarksville for Public Safety employees.
The six officers have a combined total of over 160 years in law enforcement. This is also the largest single group of officers retiring at one time that anyone can recall.
Clarksville, TN – There was a significant difference in the total crashes for the snowfall occurring January 25th and 26th compared to the snowfall of January 20th and 21st. On January 25th, 9:00pm through January 26th, 11:00am, 911 received 42 reports of crashes, two of those involving injuries. The snowfall of January 20th and 21st, 911 received approximately 200 reports of crashes.
The roads are clear for the most part, but there are still patches of ice in some locations.
Clarksville, TN – On January 1st, 2011, around 2:30am, Michael Arthur, 29, of Clarksville was driving a 2000 Buick Century west on College Street when a pedestrian, Henry Dudley, 63, of Clarksville walked in front of his vehicle in the area of Ninth and College. Arthur had a green light at the intersection and did not see the pedestrian crossing in front of his vehicle.
A 57 year old Hispanic male, of Clarksville was walking in the left southbound lane of Providence Blvd when a 98 Dodge Stratus driven by Devita Shaw, 35, of Clarksville was traveling in the southbound lane of Providence Blvd and collided with the pedestrian, walking in the lane, around the 900 Block of Providence Blvd. The driver of the vehicle did not see the pedestrian in the lane.
The Hispanic male died at the scene. The name of the pedestrian killed on the Providence Blvd crash is Abundio Sanchez, date of birth 7-11-53 of Clarksville.
Officer Andy Bechtold is the lead investigator, 931-320-3741. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department’s Fatal Accident Crash Team was called out on two separate crashes within a half hour of each other.
One crash resulted in a fatality and the other crash sent a man to Vanderbilt by Life Flight.
On September 1st, 2010 around 10:04pm, Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Needmore Road, close to Boy Scout Road, after a passerby reported the crash to the Fire Department Station at 1591 Needmore Road.
A 2002 Dodge Neon was traveling north on Needmore Road when it left the roadway on the right side of the road, traveled along the wooded ditch line for over 200 feet, and at some point the car spun, and came to rest in the wooded area.
On August 27th, 2010 at approximately 10:05pm, a pedestrian was struck and killed in the southbound lane of Fort Campbell Boulevard (1450 Fort Campbell Blvd) near Concord Drive. The pedestrian has been identified as Alejandro A. Lara, 39, of Clarksville.
No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is ongoing. Please contact Officer Bechtold with any questions, 931-320-3741.
On August 27th, 2010 at approximately 10:05pm, a pedestrian was struck and killed in the southbound lane of Fort Campbell Boulevard (1450 Fort Campbell Blvd) near Concord Drive. A 2003 Chevy Silverado driven by Charlie Dan Corlew, 41, of Cunningham, TN was traveling southbound on Fort Campbell Boulevard when a 39 year old male crossed in front of and was stuck by Corlew’s vehicle. According to witness accounts, the 39 year old male had crossed from the northbound to the southbound side of Fort Campbell Boulevard when he was struck.
The 39 year old man died at the scene. The name will not be released until notification of the next-of-kin.
At this point in the investigation, it has not been determined whether alcohol was a factor or if charges will be filed.
The investigation is ongoing and Officer Andy Bechtold and Officer John Reyes are the investigators. Please contact Officer Bechtold with any questions, 931-320-3741.
Three Men Rescue a Driver from a Burning Vehicle
On August 23rd, between 4:53pm and 4:59pm, there were six vehicles involved in collisions. The chain of vehicle crashes began at Fort Campbell Blvd/Tiny Town Road and ended in the area of Britton Springs and Hadley Drive.
All of the crashes involved the driver of a 2009 Pontiac G8– Amy Fetter. She collided with vehicle after vehicle, never stopping until she crashed, was rendered unconscious, and her vehicle caught on fire.
On August 9, 1 pm, a Chrsyler Sebring, driven by Janine Cash, 20, pulled out of Glendale Drive onto the 41-A Bypass in front of an oncoming Ford Edge Pickup traveling Northbound on the 41-A Bypass, driven by Elliot Lavery, 20. The Ford Edge collided with the driver side of the Chrysler, at which time, both vehicles left the paved road down an embankment.
Janine Cash sustained a head injury and was transported to Gateway; the two passengers in her vehicle, 19 and 22 years of age, had minor bruising and were not transported. Elliot Lavery did not suffer any injuries.«Read the rest of this article»
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