TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Collision on KY 109 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 09/16/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - Mrs. Gala Hunt was traveling southbound on KY 109 when the tread separated from the rear passenger side tire causing her to lose control of the vehicle. Mrs. Hunt then entered the northbound lane, overcorrected, and steered back into the southbound lane. Mrs. Hunt's vehicle then began to rotate in a clockwise manner and exited the southbound shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then overturned and came to final rest upside down in a ditch on the southbound shoulder of the roadway. Gala Hunt died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. Rachel Hunt was transported to Regional Medical center for injuries sustained in the collision by Med Center Ambulance. The collision remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.