TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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One Injured in a Single Vehicle Collision on Murphy Pond Road
Date of News Release: 05/05/2010
(Hickory, Ky.) -- John R. Vessells was traveling North on Murphy Pond Road in Hickman County when his vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Vessells overcorrected and crossed back over the roadway before overturning. Mr. Vessells was partially ejected and trapped underneath his vehicle. Once Mr. Vessells was extricated, he was air lifted by Air Evac to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Richard Wright. Trooper Wright was assisted at the scene by the Hickman County Sheriff's Department, Rescue Squad, and EMS.