TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Crash on US 41 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 04/08/2007
(Hopkins County) - Post 2 responded to the scene of a fatal accident on US 41 north of Nortonville this date (4/8/2007). The driver has not been positively identified at this time, pending an autopsy next date in Madisonville. The vehicle was northbound on US 41 when he left the northbound lane and entered the southbound lane striking a tree. The vehicle continued back into the northbound lane and exiting the roadway. It came to final rest in a ditchline and then became engulfed in flames. The driver was unable to exit the vehicle.
The Hopkins County Coroner Office pronounced subject dead at the scene. The autopsy will occur next date at the State Medical Examiners Office in Madisonville KY. The name of the driver will be released at that time once positive I.D. is made.