TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Pedestrian Struck By Train in Whitley County
Date of News Release: 06/18/2008
(London, KY) - On Wednesday June 18, 2008 at 5:38 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a train at KY 26 and Tyes Ferry Road in Rockholds, KY.
Upon arrival KSP Trooper First Class Bill Elliotte determined that Alex Ricky Lawson, 22, of Rockholds was walking northbound along the CSX Railroad tracks and was struck from behind by a northbound train. Lawson was airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment and was listed in stable condition.
Trooper First Class Elliotte is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Sergeant Jack Riley and the Whitley County EMS.