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One killed in a collision on KY 1287 in Warren County

Date of News Release: 06/17/2011

(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- On Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 5:58 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the 8000 block of KY 1287 regarding a fatal collision.

Thomas L. Adkins, (44) of Smiths Grove was traveling south on KY 1297 in his 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck. Freddie Beckham (55) of Smiths Grove was traveling North on KY 1297 on his Ford tractor and was in the process of making a left turn onto private property. Beckham's tractor turned into the path of Adkins' Chevrolet pickup causing him to collide with the tractor. Adkins' pickup continued south on the right hand shoulder of the roadway striking a tree.

Thomas Adkins' was pronounced dead at the Bowling Green Medical Center in Bowling Green. Adkinsí passenger sustained minor injuries. Beckham refused medical treatment at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Trooper Kevin Mayfield. He was assisted on scene by Trooper Brian Gann, Med Com, and Smiths Grove Fire and Rescue.

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