TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on Mud River Union Road in Belton, KY
Date of News Release: 12/18/2007
Belton, KY (Muhlenberg County) - Tyler Bratcher age 16 of Belton, KY was operating a 1998 Pontiac Firebird northbound on Mud River Union Road when his vehicle struck a patch of ice. Mr. Bratcher lost control of his vehicle and it exited off the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle traveled into a ditch and struck a tree before coming to rest. Tyler Bratcher and Jennifer Kukula age 15 of Belton, KY were transported by a private vehicle to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released. Another passenger, Richard Simpson age 16 of Beech Creek, KY, was not injured. All subjects were wearing seatbelts. Tpr. Jerry Knight investigated the crash that occurred on December 17, 2007 at 8:55 p.m. The Beechmont Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.