TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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2 Vehicle Injury Collision in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 09/30/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Mrs. Jessica R. Shelton was traveling southbound on the Pennyrile Parkway in the left lane of travel behind Mrs. Jeanie L. Danner. Mrs. Shelton passed Mrs. Danner in the right lane of travel and attempted to merge back into the left hand lane. Mrs. Shelton struck Mrs. Danner's vehicle in the front passenger side corner with the driver side rear corner of her vehicle. Due to the impact, Mrs. Danner lost control of her vehicle and entered the median, re-entered the roadway crossing both southbound lanes, and exited the southbound shoulder of the roadway. Mrs. Danner struck an earth embankment with the front of her vehicle, causing her vehicle to rotate clockwise and come to final rest on the southbound shoulder of the roadway. Mrs. Shelton moved her vehicle to the southbound shoulder of the roadway.