TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Two-Vehicle Injury Collision at the intersection of US 41 and Hamilton Drive
Date of News Release: 10/18/2012
Hanson, KY. (Hopkins County) – The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision that occurred at the intersection of US 41 (Hanson Road) and Hamilton Drive, approximately 3 miles north of Hanson, on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:40 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Kellie J. Lander, age 18 of Hanson, KY, was operating a 2000 Nissan Maxima. She was stopped on Hamilton Drive at the intersection with US 41. Michael Ball, age 46 of Manitou, KY, was operating a 2004 Freightliner tractor-trailer northbound on US 41 approaching this intersection. Mr. Ball was hauling building materials (bags of concrete).
Ms. Lander pulled into the intersection attempting to make a left turn. Mr. Ball swerved to the left, but was unable to avoid Ms. Lander's vehicle. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Ms. Lander's vehicle rotated clockwise and struck the northbound guardrail. Her vehicle came to rest in the middle of US 41. The tractor-trailer continued northbound and crossed the southbound lane striking the southbound guardrail. It crossed back into the northbound lane and came to rest against the northbound guardrail on US 41.
Members of the Hanson Volunteer Fire Department had to extricate Ms. Lander from her vehicle. She was transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Mr. Ball sustained possible injuries and advised he would seek treatment at a later time. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Trooper First Class John Komar investigated the collision. The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, the Hanson Volunteer Fire Department, and Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.