TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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One Killed in a Semi Collision on I-24
Date of News Release: 06/23/2012
(McCracken County, KY) -- -- On June 23rd, 2012 Reginald Brooks was traveling west near exit 16 on Interstate 24, when his semi had a tire blow out. Mr. Brooks continued west on Interstate 24 at a slow rate of speed, when his semi was struck by another semi driven by Bruce White, also traveling west on Interstate 24. All parties were transported to Western Baptist Hospital for injuries, Mr. Brooks and his passenger, Donna Rider, were both treated and released. Mr. White was also transported to Western Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Eric Fields, who was assisted by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Highway Department, Reidland-Farley Fire Department, Mercy Regional Ambulance Service, and Hippie's Wrecker Service.