TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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One Killed in a Two Vehicle Collision in Todd County
Date of News Release: 05/05/2012
(Todd County) -– The Kentucky State Police Post 2 was requested by the Todd County Sheriff's Department to investigate a two vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of US68 and KY475 in western Todd County. Thomas J. Bowles, age 34 of Bowling Green, was operating a 1997 Ford F-150 truck eastbound on US68. Hershel E. Word, age 78, of Hopkinsville, was operating a 1997 Ford Aerostar van northbound on KY475. Mr. Word was attempting to make a left turn onto US68 and pulled into the path of Mr. Bowles. Mr. Bowles was unable to avoid the collision and struck Mr. Word's vehicle in the driver's side door. All parties involved were taken to Jennie Stuart Hospital by ambulance. Mr. Word was pronounced deceased at the hospital. This accident is being investigated by Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Luis Palmer.