NEWS FRIDAY 10-24
Three people are dead and two other injured after a small airplane and a helicopter collided mid-air around 3:30 p.m. Thursdaynear the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. The airplane had departed from the Cleveland Regional Jetport Thursday. The Cirrus SR 22 was owned by Graeves Auto and Appliances out of Olney, Maryland.   Mark Fidler, director of the Cleveland Regional Jetport says the Cirrus flies into the area regularly to do business in Cleveland.  No one from Cleveland was reportedly on the aircraft. The Associated Press reports that the Cirrus SR 22 aircraft was heading to the airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the collision occurred near the southwest corner of the airport.WBAL out of Baltimore reports that “National Transportation Safety Board investigator Brian Rayner said the two occupants of the airplane were released from the hospital, one was uninjured and one suffered a laceration to the forehead.”The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Bradley County EMS responded to an early morning crash on  Thursday morning . At the intersection of Lauderdale Memorial Highway and Walker Valley Road in Charleston.Three ambulances and an EMS supervisor responded to the scene. There were three vehicles involved and one car left the roadway.  One adult man suffered serious injuries and it was determined that he needed treatment at a level one trauma center. Air medical was requested by the paramedic in charge to land at the scene. Air Evac landed near the scene and the male patient was flown to Erlanger Medical Center.  A 50-year-old woman was transported to Sky Ridge Medical in stable condition. A third person was evaluated on the scene and did not require transport. “This is the second serious crash that we have responded to at this intersection in the past few days,” said Stan Clark, EMS spokesperson. “We encourage drivers to be extremely cautious where these roads intersect.”

À stolen vehicle was recovered in Bradley County eailier this week, with the help of an alert citizen and Bradley County sheriff’s deputy.The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a private citizen stating he was in traffic behind a 1995 Nissan Maxima that was reported stolen on Sunday. A Bradley County officer, Sam Collins, then took position behind the stolen car as the driver headed north on North Lee Highway, turning onto Lauderdale Highway then North Mouse Creek Road, where the driver crashed.The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as Bobbie Jo King, 26, of Highway 60. She was uninjured in the traffic crash, and was booked into the Bradley County Jail for theft over $1,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation.Sheriff Eric Watson thanked the alert citizen for contacting the sheriff’s office and commended Deputy Collins for his effort to make the arrest of Ms. King.