Driver Of Other Vehicle Faces Multiple Charges
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Warren County Deputy Sheriff is listed in stable condition as he recovers from injuries sustained in a collision last night, according to Kentucky State Police.
KSP reported they received a call for assistance in reference to an injury collision involving one of their deputies at Upper Stone Avenue near the intersection of Stone Lane at 11:32pm on March 11th.
According to KSP, Warren County Sheriff's Deputy Phillip Gaines had just completed a call for service in the area and was traveling on Upper Stone Avenue. Police said that Derek Cordell, (34) of Bowling Green, was operating a 2014 Chevrolet pickup, also on Upper Stone Avenue and his vehicle crossed the yellow center line of the roadway into the path of travel of Deputy Gaines. Cordell's vehicle struck the Sheriff's Department's vehicle in the front driver's side, KSP said.
Deputy Gaines was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision, and is listed in stable condition. Derek Cordell was transported to the Medical Center where he was treated and released. Cordell was arrested and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail charged with Assault 1st Degree (Police Officer), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer), DUI 1st Offense (Aggravated Circumstance), Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.
The investigation is being conducted by Trooper Bartley Weaver. He was assisted on the scene by Post 3 Troopers, Warren County Sheriff's Department and Air Evac.