TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Death Investigation in Todd County, KY
Date of News Release: 11/28/2005
(Todd County, KY) - The Kentucky State Police was notified of an accidental shooting in Todd County. The victim (Mark Kimmel) and seven other people were taking a hike in the woods. The victim was climbing down a steep embankment when his firearm fell out of his holster and discharged.
The medical examiner's office in Madisonville determined the cause of death as a single gunshot wound to the victim's chest. No foul play is suspected.