TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Crash on KY 181 in Elkton, KY
Date of News Release: 10/12/2006
Elkton, KY (Todd County) - A Cadillac Escalade was traveling southbound on KY 181 approximately 2 miles north of Elkton when for an undetermined reason, it exited off the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch and overturned. The vehicle came to rest in a yard overturned on its top. Thomas S. Keeling II age 19 of Elkton, KY was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Todd County Coroner's Office. Travis E. Cox age 19 of Allensville, KY and Christopher R. Wheeler age 19 of Elkton, KY were totally ejected from the vehicle. Both were flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. Both are in critical condition. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. At the present time, it is not clear which one of the occupants was driving. Tpr. Jason Newby is investigating the crash that occurred on October 11, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. The Elkton Police Department, Todd County Sheriff's Department, Todd County Rescue, Todd County EMS & Todd County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.