TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on KY 813 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 07/29/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Joseph Gunn was operating a 1993 Mitsubishi northbound on KY 813 when he attempted to negotiate a curve at an apparent, high rate of speed. Mr. Gunn lost control of the vehicle and it exited off the left shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree and traveled back onto the roadway. It overturned several times ejecting Mr. Gunn. The vehicle exited off the right shoulder of the roadway and came to rest upright in a ditch. Mr. Gunn was transported by ambulance to the Hanson area where he was then flown to St. Mary's in Evansville, IN for treatment. It is unknown if Mr. Gunn was wearing a seat belt.