TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Death Investigation in Tolu, Ky
Date of News Release: 01/22/2010
Tolu, Ky. (Crittenden County) -- On Friday, January 22, 2010, at approximately 5:37 a.m., the Marion Police Department received a complaint of a motor scooter laying just off the roadway on KY 723 approximately 5 miles south of Tolu. The Crittenden County Sheriff's Department responded to the complaint and searched the area. At approximately 6:25 a.m., the sheriff located the victim, William G. Darnell age 48 of Marion, KY, in a creek. EMS responded to the scene and Mr. Darnell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Crittenden County Coroner's Office.
An autopsy is scheduled for today (01/22/2010) at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville. At the present time, foul play is not suspected. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. The Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, Crittenden County EMS, Crittenden County Coroner's Office, Crittenden County Constable, and the State Highway Department assisted at the scene.