TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury Collision US 51 in Hickman County
Date of News Release: 02/07/2008
(Hickman County) - Mr. Kurt R. Janes was southbound on US 51 prior to the collision. Mr. Elkin Dawson was northbound on US 51 prior to collision. Mr. Janes's vehicle crossed over the center line for an unknown reason into the northbound lane of travel. Mr. Dawson attempted to avoid contact with Mr. Janes by steering right and applying the brakes. Mr. Janes and Mr. Dawson collided in the northbound lane of travel. Initial contact with Mr. Janes was on the driver side front bumper. Initial contact with Mr. Dawson was on the front driver side bumper side. Mr. Janes' vehicle came to rest on the west side of the road. Mr. Dawson's vehicle came to final rest on the east side of the road. Mr. Janes was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Investigation continues by Accident Reconstructionist Tpr Tim Sales.