TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury collision on Wendell H. Ford Parkway at the 42 mile marker
Date of News Release: 11/10/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Kelly Jones was operating a semi tractor and trailer in the right westbound lane of the Wendell H. Ford Parkway at the 42 mile marker. Victor Steele was traveling behind the tractor and trailer, also traveling westbound. Mr. Steele advised he momentarily took his eyes off the roadway, while reaching into the floorboard. The front bumper of Mr. Steele's pickup then made contact with the rear portion of the trailer. Both vehicles came to final rest in the emergency strip of the westbound shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Steele was transported by ambulance to Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained as a result of the collision.