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Fatal collision on the Edward T. Breathitt Parkway

Date of News Release: 08/04/2011

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On August 4th, Mr. Anthony W. Stevenson was operating a Case-International Harvester tractor with a bush hog attached as part of a contracted mowing crew. Witnesses state that Mr. Stevenson was observed slumped over the steering wheel of the tractor as it entered and crossed the northbound lanes of the parkway. Mr. Stevenson then crossed through the median and entered the southbound lanes of the parkway. The tractor then re-entered the median and then re-crossed the northbound lanes and exited off the northbound shoulder. As the tractor exited the northbound shoulder, Mr. Stevenson was thrown from the tractor. The tractor and bush hog then ran over Mr. Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield. This collision is still under investigation by Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Nick Rice.

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