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Hopkins County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 09/09/2009

Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) -- The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a death that occurred on the Edward T. Breathitt (Pennyrile) Parkway.

On September 9, 2009, at approximately 8:24 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville was notified of a single, vehicle crash. The location of the crash was between the 28 and 29 mile-marker, southbound on the Edward T. Breathitt (Pennyrile) Parkway approximately 4 miles south of Nortonville.

Trooper John Komar and other first responders arrived on the scene. The victim was operating a tractor-trailer southbound when the vehicle exited the right side of the roadway and traveled into a ditch. It overturned on its driver's side and came to rest in the ditch off the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hopkins County Coroner, Dennis Mayfield.

At the present time, it is not known if the victim died as a result of natural causes or injuries sustained in the crash. An autopsy will be performed. The name of the victim will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

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