TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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One Injured in a Single Vehicle Collision on US 431
Date of News Release: 10/04/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Richard E. Whitler, age 63 of Greenville, KY, was operating a 2002 GMC 4500 truck southbound on US 431 approximately one mile south of Belton when his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle struck an embankment and a tree stump causing it to overturn several times. The vehicle came to rest upright against a tree. Mr. Whitler was transported via ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. He was wearing a seat belt. Trooper Scotty Sharp investigated the crash that occurred on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:15 a.m. Trooper Jerrod Hearld, the Beechmont Volunteer Fire Department, and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.