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Fatal Collision On I-75 In Madison County

Date of News Release: 05/10/2010

(Richmond, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, is currently investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the 93 mile marker of I-75 northbound in Madison County. The collision occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010. According to the investigating officer, Joan Kozloski, age 22 of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was traveling northbound in a 1985 Ford van. Her vehicle was struck from the rear by a 2011 International tractor-trailer being operated by Alan Black, age 53 of Keavy, Kentucky. Both vehicles then left the travelled portion of the roadway. The passengers traveling in the Kozloski vehicle included Jenna Kozloski, age 20, Kimberley Toton-Kozloski, age 48, and Jakob Stinson, age 22. All occupants were from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Kimberley Toton-Kozloski was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Madison County Coroner. The other occupants of the van and the driver of the semi, were taken to Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond, where they were treated for minor injuries. According to the driver of the van, the vehicle was experiencing mechanical difficulties and they were only traveling 30 mph when struck. The driver of the semi attempted to avoid the collision by braking, but was unable to stop in time. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Robert Purdy.

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