TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury Crash on US 62 in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 06/07/2007
(Mayfield, KY) - Steven Sims was stopped in traffic on US 62 west, waiting for vehicles ahead of him to turn left into Barkley Dam Power Plant. Raymond Lee was west bound approaching stopped traffic. Mr. Lee failed to realize traffic ahead of him was slowing or stopped, and struck the rear of Mr. Sims' vehicle. Mr. Lee was attempting to steer to avoid Mr. Sims at impact, and after striking Mr. Sims drove around and in front where he struck a guard rail, coming to final rest. This crash occurred nearly simultaneously with that of a vehicle fire on I-24 near the Lyon/Livingston County line.