TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Two injured in a two vehicle collision on I-24
Date of News Release: 06/13/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Both Lyle Hebb & Leigh M Russell were both traveling eastbound on I-24; Ms. Russell was traveling in the right hand lane. The tractor & trailer operated by Mr. Hebb attempted to merge over from the left lane to the right hand lane. Mr. Hebb did not see Ms. Russell's vehicle and pulled into the right hand lane and struck her vehicle. The tractor & trailer made contact with Ms. Russell's vehicle causing her to loose control, causing it to run off the road into a cornfield. Leigh Russell was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. Shenell West (passenger in Ms. Russell's vehicle) was transported to Jennie Stuart Hospital for treatment of her injures. Mr. Hebb, Justin Banks (passenger in Ms. Russell's vehicle) and Jazlynn Russell (passenger in Ms. Russell's vehicle) were not injured.