TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Motorcycle Collision on Rose Creek Road in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 07/26/2008
Madisonville, KY - Jonathon Charpentier was operating a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Rose Creek Road approaching the intersection of Columbia Schoolhouse Road. Tommy Wix was operating a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer southbound on Columbia Schoolhouse Road. The two collided at the intersection. Mr. Charpentier was ejected from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hopkins County Coroner, Dennis Mayfield. Mr. Charpentier was not wearing a helmet. Mr. Wix was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The crash remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.