TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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One Injured in a Single Vehicle Collision on I-24
Date of News Release: 10/05/2010
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Mr. Matthew S. Jones was traveling eastbound on I-24 when a deer ran into the path of his vehicle. Mr. Jones was unable to avoid striking the deer causing him to lose control of the vehicle and entered the median overturning several times before coming to final rest blocking the westbound lanes of I-24. Mr. Jones was restrained with his seatbelt. He was transported to Western Baptist Hospital by Lyon County EMS complaining of head and back injuries. Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by Kentucky Transportation Safe Patrol and Lyon County Sheriff. Investigation is continuing by Master Trooper Chris Anderson.