In Feb. 26 Issue
A Russell Springs man involved in a deadly crash last Thursday in Green County has been arrested and had second degree manslaughter charges, among others, filed against him, according to Billy Gregory of the Kentucky State Police.
John P. Greene, 46, of Russell Springs, was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger eastbound on US Hwy 68, 2 1/2 miles east of Greensburg, when he crossed the center line, entered the westbound lane and struck a 2006 Toyota being driven by Sheila Martinez, 55, of Greensburg, according to the police report.
Martinez was wearing a seatbelt and was treated and released at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital for minor injuries. However, a passenger in the Martinez vehicle, Russell A. Greenway, 51, of Greensburg, was killed in the collision, according to the KSP.
Greenway , who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County Coroner, according to state police.
Greene, who was not belted, was flown to the University of Louisville Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and later released, police said.
Further investigation late last week revealed that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the deadly wreck, according to state police.
Greene was arrested Friday at his home on Airport Rd. in Russell County and was charged with one count each of second degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and failure to give an oncoming vehicle half of the highway, according to the KSP.
Greene was lodged in the Taylor County Jail after his arrest. Trooper Dewayne Holder worked the accident and is investigating. Greene is expected to be arraigned sometime this week.