TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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One Killed in a Two Vehicle DUI Collision
Date of News Release: 10/09/2009
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Mr. James W. P'Pool was southbound on US Highway 641, Mr. Donny G. Houston was northbound on US Highway 641, the vehicles met and side swiped. Mr. P'Pool traveled southbound, coming to final rest in the southbound lane of US Highway 641. After the collision Mr. Houston traveled off the west side of US Highway 641 striking a tree & coming to final rest in a field. The tractor exploded & caught fire. Mr. P'Pool was arrested for DUI 1st aggravated and was lodged in the Calloway County Jail.
Trooper Duvall was assisted on the scene by Reconstructionist Trooper Tim Sales, Trooper Kyle Nall, Trooper Trey Green, CVE Officer Michael Sandbrink and the Calloway County Sheriffs Department. Other agencies on scene assisting included the Calloway County Fire & Rescue, Calloway County DES, Murray Calloway County EMS, Murray Fire Department and Burls Wrecker Service. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Duvall.