TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Crash on KY 175 in Muhlenberg County
Date of News Release: 06/30/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Thomas Mesker III was operating a 1997 Ford Mustang southbound on KY 175 approaching the intersection of US 62. Loren Champion was operating a 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck westbound on US 62. It appears that Mr. Mesker failed to stop at the stop sign and proceeded into the path of Mr. Champion's vehicle. The two vehicles collided. Mr. Mesker and his passenger, Anthony Russell, were transported by ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital where they were both treated and released. Mr. Mesker was wearing a seat belt. Mr. Russell was not wearing a seat belt. Mr. Champion and his passenger, Ethan Champion, were not injured. Both were wearing seat belts.