TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on KY 70 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 12/04/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - Danny Dalton was operating a 2000 Ford F-150 westbound on KY 70 pulling a single-axle trailer that was empty. As he was traveling westbound, a deer entered the roadway. In an attempt to avoid the deer, Mr. Dalton swerved into the eastbound lane of travel. The front bumper of Mr. Dalton's vehicle struck the deer. Mr. Dalton overcorrected causing the truck and trailer to cross both lanes of travel. The vehicle traveled into a ditch off the right shoulder of the roadway where it struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest partially in the westbound lane of travel. Mr. Dalton was transported by PHI Air Medical to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, IN for treatment. His passenger, Charles Bynum, was transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Both men were wearing seat belts.