TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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One Killed in a Vehicle Collision in Calloway County
Date of News Release: 05/07/2012
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Mr. James Sasse was traveling south on KY 121 South, when he attempted to overtake a vehicle driven by Danny Pittman. Mr. Sasse observed an oncoming vehicle driven by Gerald Cowley, and tried to steer his vehicle back into the southbound lane when he struck Mr. Pittman's vehicle in the rear. Mr. Sasse lost control of his vehicle and left the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Mr. Pittman's vehicle, after being struck, traveled into the northbound lane into the path of the oncoming vehicle, causing a head on collision. All motorists were transported to Murray/Calloway Hospital for injuries sustained. Mr. Pittman was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Calloway County Coroner. Trooper Michael Bennett and Advanced Collision Reconstructionist Trooper Thomas Clifton was assisted on scene by the Calloway County Fire Department, Murray Fire Department, Murray/Calloway EMS, Calloway County Sheriff's Department, and Calloway County Coroner. KY 121 South was closed at the scene for 6 hours. Investigation continues by Trooper Bennett and Trooper Clifton.