TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on the Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 08/23/2008
(Madisonville, KY.) - Mr. Dempsey Scanlan was traveling in the right hand lane, northbound on the Pennyrile Parkway near mile marker 31. Mr. James Gee was traveling in the left hand lane beside Mr. Scanlan. For unknown reasons, Mr. Scanlan made an erratic left hand turn into Mr. Gee in an attempt to cross the median and go the other direction. Mr. Scanlan's vehicle collided with Mr. Gee's vehicle and both vehicles came to final rest against the guard rail face on the northbound side of the roadway. All subjects in both vehicles were transported to Regional Medical Center for injuries they received as result of the collision.
The is currently under investigation by Trooper Derek Smith U/862.