TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury collision on KY 813 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 05/27/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Deva Kissun, age 51 of LaGrange, GA, was operating a CSX maintenance vehicle northbound on the railroad tracks approaching the intersection of KY 813 in Mortons Gap. Jennifer Rickard, age 25 of Mortons Gap, KY, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet passenger car eastbound on KY 813 approaching the railroad crossing on KY 813 in Mortons Gap. As Ms. Rickard's vehicle was crossing the railroad tracks, the CSX maintenance vehicle struck the passenger side of her vehicle. Both Ms. Rickard and her passenger, Kayla Casleal, age 3 of Mortons Gap, KY, were transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Mr. Kissun was not injured. Trooper Scotty Sharp investigated the crash that occurred on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:25 p.m. Trooper Casey Wethington, Trooper Brandon McPherson, the South Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department and Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.