TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on US 41A in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 08/31/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Toni Lantrip was operating a 2000 Nissan Quest. She was stopped in the southbound lane of US 41A waiting to make a left turn. James Pinkston was operating a 1991 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight southbound on US 41A approaching Ms. Lantrip's vehicle. Mr. Pinkston could not stop in time so he swerved into the northbound lane of travel and struck the left, front bumper of Ms. Lantrip's vehicle as she was attempting to turn. The impact of the collision caused Mr. Pinkston's vehicle to overturn onto its top, coming to final rest on its top facing south just off the northbound shoulder of the roadway. Ms. Lantrip's vehicle came to final rest in the southbound lane of travel facing south. Mr. Pinkston's passenger, Anna Hormann, was transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. No other injuries were reported. All subjects were wearing seat belts.