TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Collision on US 62 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 09/28/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Mr. Jessie Nichols was traveling eastbound on US 62, attempting to make a left turn on Dolph Carlton Lane. Ms. Shelly Vaughn was traveling eastbound on US 62, behind Mr. Nichols vehicle. Mr. Norman Skimehorn was traveling westbound on US 62, approaching the intersection of Dolph Carlton Lane. The front bumper of Ms. Vaughn's vehicle struck the rear bumper of Mr. Nichols pickup, which was stopped in traffic. The impact of the collision caused Mr. Nichol's truck to cross over into the westbound lane of US 62, where it came to final rest on Dolph Carlton Lane. facing north. Ms. Vaughn's vehicle then crossed into the path of Mr. Skimehorn's truck, where it made contact with the left rear portion of Mr. Skimehorn's vehicle. Ms. Vaughn was transported by Med-Center Ambulance to Regional Medical Center for treatment.