TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Crash on I-75 in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 08/07/2006
(LONDON, KY) - On Monday, August 7, 2006, the Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle injury accident on Interstate 75, 2 miles south of London, in Laurel County. Upon arrival, Trooper Mike Bowling discovered Unit one a 2007 Mazda CX7 SUV, driven by Timothy K. Wilkens, 44, of Dandridge, TN collided with a 2001 Honda Accord, driven by James R. Walls, 68, of London, KY in a rear end collision. Walls received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling. Wilkens received minor injuries and was treated and released at the Marymount Hospital. A passenger in the Walls vehicle received minor injuries and was also treated and released at the Marymount Hospital. Wilkens was charged with Manslaughter 2ND and DUI 1ST as a result of the investigation. Wilkens was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.