TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Collision on I-24 in Christian County
Date of News Release: 04/29/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Mr. Lonnie Anderson was operating a 2003 Ford Explorer Eastbound on Interstate 24. It has been determined during the investigation that his vehicle was struck by a 1999 International Semi, driven by Mr. Martin Henriquez. Mr. Henriquez's vehicle hit the Ford Explorer causing it to cross the median into the westbound lane. Once in the westbound lane the explorer hit a 2007 Kenworth driven by Mr. Kevin Wissell. The Ford hit the Kenworth head on, causing the Ford to cross the median again back into the eastbound lane. The Ford came to rest in the emergency portion of the eastbound lane. The Kenworth continued westbound on I-24 and ran off the right shoulder of the roadway into a field. The 1999 International driven by Mr. Henriquez continued eastbound on I-24 and did not stop at the scene. Mr. Henriquez traveled into Tennessee where he was involved in another accident. He was arrested by the Coopertown Police Department in Tennessee. The driver of the Ford Explorer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other two vehicles were not injured. The accident is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.