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Fatal Crash on US 31E in Barren County

Date of News Release: 04/02/2007

(Bowling Green) - Dennis Tatlock, a Werner tractor trailer, was south bound on US 31E just south of Barren River State Park. Ronnie Jones , a marked Barren County Constable Crown Victoria, was north bound in the same area of US 31E. This section of US 31E is a three lane, one south bound and two northbound lanes. Mr. Tatlock's vehicle crossed the centerline entering the northbound lanes where he struck Mr. Jones' vehicle head on. Ronnie Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by Barren County Coroner Mike Swift. Dennis Tatlock was transported to TJ Samson hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

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