Trooper Gregory Dukes
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Fatal Collision on Kentucky Highway 88 in Hart County
Date of News Release: 12/26/2011
(Bowling Green, Ky.) –- On December 26, 2011 at approximately 11:15 am Kentucky State Police Post 03 was notified of a two car collision with injuries at Kentucky highway 88 at Currico Road in Hart County.
Trooper Lonnie Hodges' preliminary investigation indicates that a 1997 Chevrolet being operated by Edward J. Green (46) of Cave City, KY was traveling west bound on KY 88 when he crossed the center line striking a 1998 Ford being operated by Noel T. Johnston (64) of Munfordville, KY which was traveling east bound on KY 88.
Edward Green was taken from the scene by ambulance to the Cub Run Elementary school to meet the air ambulance. Mr. Green succumbed to his injuries before the air ambulance left the school. Mr. Green was pronounced deceased by the Hart County Coroner, Jeff Roten at 11:49 am.
Noel T. Johnston was transported by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Medical center were he is being treated for his injuries. Mr. Johnston is listed in stable condition at this time.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this collision. Neither Mr. Green or Mr. Johnston were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
Trooper Lonnie Hodges is leading this investigation which is still ongoing.
Trooper Hodges was assisted at the scene by Trooper Ronnie Reynolds, Cub Run Fire Department, Hart County Coroner, Jeff Roten, Hart County EMS and Air Methods.