TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Centertown Man Killed in a Vehicle Collision on KY 85
Date of News Release: 07/31/2012
HENDERSON, KY. — Russell R. Tooley was traveling west on KY 85 in a Dodge Ram pickup truck. For an unknown reason Mr. Tooley exited the north shoulder of KY 85. Mr. Tooley's vehicle struck an earth embankment/culvert which launched his vehicle into the air. Mr. Tooley's vehicle traveled eighty five feet and landed off the north shoulder of KY 85. Mr. Tooley then returned onto the roadway coming to final rest facing south-west across both lanes of travel after traveling a total of 582 feet.
Mr. Tooley was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana where he was pronounced deceased at 1:22 p.m. Investigation is still ongoing.