TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Two Killed in a Collision in Christian County
Date of News Release: 12/23/2012
Madisonville, KY. -- Shawn M. Patterson, age 39, of Hopkinsville, KY, was traveling south on KY 1914 along with a passenger, April M. Lykins, age 39, of Elkton, KY. The investigation determined that as Patterson approached the intersection of KY 1914 and KY 800 he failed to stop and ran through the intersection striking a tree head on. Patterson and Lykins were pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Coroner's Office. Neither Patterson nor Lykins were wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the collision.