TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Collision on US 51 Claims Two Teen Lives
Date of News Release: 11/23/2008
(Mayfield, KY) - Mohamad Abukhdair was traveling south across the Ohio River bridge. Upon crossing the bridge, Mr. Abukhdair's vehicle approached a sharp right curve. Due to wet roadway conditions, Mr. Abukhdair was unable to safely negotiate the curve and traveled off of the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree on the left side of the roadway then traveled a short distance down an embankment before coming to final rest. The passenger (Haifa Abukhdair) in the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and died upon impact. The driver was transported to Lourdes Hospital for serious injuries where he died a short time later. The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Ballard County Sheriff's Office, the Ballard County Coroner, and Ballard County EMS/Rescue. The investigation is continuing by TFC. Clint Davis with the Kentucky State Police.