TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury Crash on 1-24 in Trigg County, KY
Date of News Release: 02/13/2006
(Trigg County, KY) - John D. Wittstruck was travelling too fast for road conditions Eastbound on I-24 and struck Mary E. Smithson, which had already been involved in a single vehicle accident at the 65 mile marker and was stationary awaiting law enforcement arrival. Mr. Wittstruck subsequently struck Dale G. Normile and came to final rest on Eastbound I-24.
Ms. Smithson and Janice F. Winter of Unit 2 were transported to the Trigg County Hospital to be treated for their injuries. Mr. Wittstruck and Mr. Normile sustained no injuries. Mr. Wittstruck was cited by Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Seldon Calhoun, U/1131 for safety violations.
Trooper John Gabbard, U/1035 was assisted by numerous KSP units, Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Trigg County EMS, and Trigg County Fire and Rescue.