SHARPE - Troubling details are now emerging into Monday night’s fatal crash which occurred on US Highway 68 West, claiming the life of local resident, Jimmy Harper.
According to police reports, Tiffany L. Pittman, 18, of Paducah, was traveling west on 68 when she apparently lost control of her vehicle striking Harper’s 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup head-on.
Despite wearing his seat-belt, Harper died at the scene from injuries sustained in the collision. Pittman and her passenger, Holly Hiett, were transported by EMS to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah for treatment of their injuries. Neither were wearing a seat belt.
Further investigation into the collision revealed Pittman was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and was operating the vehicle with an instructional permit, vehicle passenger Hiett's license had been suspended.
Pittman has been charged with murder, first-degree assault, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, under 21 years of age, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear seat belts and instructional permit violations.
After being released from the emergency room, Pittman was taken into custody and lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center.