TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Death Investigation in Guthrie, Ky
Date of News Release: 09/30/2010
Guthrie, Ky. (Todd County) -- On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 6-year-old was operating farm machinery on the family farm located on Old Trenton Road in Guthrie, KY. An 18-year-old, a 7-year-old, and a 2-year-old were riding in the front bucket of the front-end loader. As the front-end loader was traveling down a gravel road, it struck a hole in the roadway causing the 2-year-old to be ejected. The child was then struck by the front-end loader. Todd County Deputy Coroner, Bob Whittlesey, pronounced the 2-year-old dead at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville, KY. The investigation is continuing by KSP Detective Billy Sumner.