TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Injury Crash on US 431 in McLean County, KY
Date of News Release: 06/27/2006
(Henderson, KY) - Lawrence Jones was eastbound on KY 85 when he failed to yield the right-of-way to Rodney Morris at the intersection of US 431. Mr. Jones pulled out in front of Mr. Morris, who was traveling southbound on US 431. Mr. Morris, who was operating a 2002 Ford F-350 struck Mr. Jones's 1996 Geo Metro near the driver's side door. Mr. Jones's vehicle turned in a counter clock-wise motion -- ejecting Mr. Jones from the vehicle prior to striking a guardrail. After striking Mr. Jones, Mr. Morris's F-350 also struck a guardrail and turned over onto its passenger side blocking portions of the northbound lane of US 431. Mr. Jones sustained a head injury and was transported to Owensboro hospital by McLean County EMS. Mr. Morris sustained an ankle injury.
KSP Trooper Corey King was assisted by McLean County Sheriff's Deputy Ken Frizzell.