TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Collision on I-24 in Trigg County
Date of News Release: 02/06/2009
(Mayfield, KY) - A vehicle driven by Toni L. Pelcha was traveling westbound on Interstate 24 when for unknown reasons crossed over the median. After crossing the median Ms. Pelcha's vehicle struck a vehicle operated by William Andrew McKinnon, of Helena, GA, on the eastbound side of the interstate. Both vehicles came to final rest on the eastbound shoulder of the interstate. Trigg County coroner, John Mark Vincent, pronounced Ms. Toni L. Pelcha, of Millington, TN, and Mr. Robert R. Mullins Jr, of Oak Grove, KY, deceased on the scene. The passengers of Ms. Pelcha's vehicle were transported by air to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Mr. McKinnon was transported by ambulance to Jenny Stewart Hospital in Cadiz, KY. Trooper Jon Pagan was assisted on the scene by KSP Captain Nathan Kent, Sgt. Lewie Dodd, Trooper Richard Wright, Trooper Anthony Trotter, Trooper Tim Sales, Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Michael Sandbrink, Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vincent, Trigg County Sheriff's Department, Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County EMS, Trigg County Rescue, Montgomery Fire Department, and Lyon County EMS.