TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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One injured in a two vehicle collision on KY 181
Date of News Release: 01/18/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Michael Burton, age 27 of Alvaton, Ky., was operating a 2007 Freightliner Fed-Ex truck northbound on KY 181. Mr. Burton was attempting to make a right turn from KY 181 into a private driveway. Emily Beatty, age 20 of Clifty, Ky., was operating a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder northbound on KY 181 traveling behind Mr. Burton. Ms. Beatty was unable to stop in time and her vehicle rear-ended Mr. Burton's vehicle. Ms. Beatty was transported via ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. Mr. Burton was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Trooper Craig Engler investigated the crash that occurred on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:48 a.m. Trooper Jerrod Hearld, the Greenville Fire Department, and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.