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Two-Vehicle Fatality Collision on I-69

Date of News Release: 09/26/2012

Dawson Springs, KY. (Hopkins County) -– The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatality collision that occurred on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at approximately 1:15 p.m. It occurred on Interstate 69 (formerly the Western Kentucky Parkway) just north of the 32 mile-marker.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Mary J. Moore, age 34 of Louisville, KY, was operating a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo SUV northbound on I-69. For an undetermined reason, the SUV exited the left shoulder of the roadway. Mrs. Moore overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It turned sideways and traveled into the median. The SUV became airborne and struck a motorcycle that was traveling southbound.

The Hopkins County Coroner, Dennis Mayfield, pronounced the two occupants of the motorcycle dead at the scene. The names of the victims are being withheld until the next of kin has been located and notified. Both victims were wearing helmets. Mrs. Moore and her passenger/husband, Keith A. Moore, age 41, were transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were wearing seatbelts.

At the present time, both southbound lanes of I-69 are closed from the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway to Exit 24, Dawson Springs. The road closure is expected to last two to three hours.

Trooper Ben Sawyer is continuing the investigation. Trooper Nick Rice and Trooper Luis Palmer, KSP Collision Reconstructionists, are assisting with the investigation. Sgt. Dean Patterson, Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh, Trooper First Class John Komar, Trooper Bob Winters, CVE Officer Richard Boulduc, the South Hopkins Fire Department, Medical Center Ambulance Service, the Hopkins County Coroner’s Office, SAFE Patrol, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet assisted at the scene.

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