TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on US 41 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 12/13/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - Mr. Billy Adamson was traveling southbound on US 41 towards Veterans Drive. Mr. Keith Utley had just turned onto US 41 and was traveling southbound on US 41. Mr. Utley stated he observed Mr. Adamson's van coming up behind him at a high rate of speed. Mr. Adamson's front bumper then made contact with the rear bumper of Mr. Utley's vehicle, causing both vehicles to slide across the northbound lane of travel. Both units then exited the left shoulder of the roadway into a ditch. The impact then caused both vehicles to spin 180 degrees, coming to final rest facing due north. Mr. Utley's vehicle then caught fire as a result of the collision.