TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Single Vehicle Injury Collision in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 07/25/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- A single-vehicle, injury collision occurred in the limits of Earlington at the intersection of Highland Drive, Flat Creek Road, and Sandcut Road. A collision resulted when Jeffrey L. Moore Jr., age 29 of Earlington, KY, ran out of gas in his 1994 Chevrolet pickup and attempted to push it out of the travel portion of the roadway while Joseph L. Moore, age 16 of Earlington, KY, was steering the vehicle. Due to the incline of the roadway, the truck rolled backwards, forcing Jeffrey Moore Jr. underneath the vehicle. The vehicle came to rest against a tree trapping him underneath it. Joseph Moore, who had one foot out of the vehicle while steering it, was dragged from it and struck by the front tires. Two passengers in the vehicle, Hayleigh Curneal, age 16 of Madisonville, KY, and Kayla Anderson, age 16 of Nebo, KY, were both still in the vehicle and were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Jeffrey L. Moore Jr., Joseph L. Moore, and Kayla Anderson sustained injuries from the collision. All three subjects were transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment. Trooper Casey J. Wethington investigated the collision that occurred on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at approximately 7:35 a.m. The Earlington Volunteer Fire Department and Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.