TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Crash Involving Farm Tractor
Date of News Release: 05/17/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Ashley Riley, age 17 of Salem, KY, was operating a 1997 Dodge Stratus northbound on KY 855. Jason Thomas, age 40 of Morganfield, KY, was operating a 2010 Case farm tractor southbound on KY 855. As Ms. Riley rounded a curve in the roadway, her vehicle slid into the southbound lane and struck the farm tractor. Her vehicle traveled down an embankment and overturned coming to final rest on its top in a creek. Ms. Riley was transported via ambulance to Crittenden Health Systems for treatment. She was wearing a seat belt. Mr. Thomas was not injured. Mr. Thomas was cited to court for Violation of Escort of Safety Requirements-Movement of Over Dimensional Loads. Trooper Chris King investigated the crash that occurred on May 16, 2010 at 12:50 p.m. Crittenden County EMS assisted at the scene.