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Arrest Made in the Fatal ATV Collision on KY1500 Near Vine Grove, KY

Date of News Release: 08/06/2009

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- On August 5, 2009, Michael R. Pierce, 42 year old white male from Vine Grove, KY, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assistance with death or serious physical injury in regards to fatal accident on 8/3/2009 on Ky1500. Subject was located in Dallas, TX with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

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Date of News Release: 08/04/2009

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- On August 3, 2009, at 7:17 PM EDT, troopers from the Elizabethtown Post of the Kentucky State Police were called to investigate an accident on KY1500, approximately 3 miles north of Vine Grove. Unit 2, an ATV with a disc in tow, operated by Stanley F Hensley (age 57 of Vine Grove, Ky), was traveling north on KY1500. Unit 1, a 2009 Pontiac G6, whose operator has not been identified, was also traveling north on KY1500, as it approached Mr. Hensley's location. Unit 1 struck the rear of Mr. Hensley's ATV, which resulted in Mr. Hensley operator being ejected from his vehicle. Unit 1 then fled the scene, but was later located unoccupied on N Logsdon Pky in Radcliff. Mr. Hensley operator sustained serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital by the Jefferson County Coroner. Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact Trooper Jason Propes at Kentucky State Police Post 04 at 270-766-5078.

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