TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Two injured in a single vehicle collision on the Western Kentucky Parkway
Date of News Release: 07/09/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- David Perkins, age 20, of Willow Springs, IL, was operating a 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway. Mr. Perkins stated that a small animal entered his path of travel and that he swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision. Mr. Perkins left the right shoulder of the roadway, overcorrected, crossed the eastbound lanes, and entered the median. The vehicle overturned and came to final rest in an upright position in the eastbound lanes. Mr. Perkins and his passenger, Nona Perkins, age 61, of Willow Springs, IL, were transported to Regional Medical Center by Med Center EMS for treatment of their injuries.