TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Traffic Crash in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 10/24/2013
(LONDON, KY.) - On Thursday, October 24, 2013 at approximately 6:36 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a four vehicle traffic crash on US 150 in Rockcastle County.
Upon arrival Trooper Delzie Kelly determined that a 2009, Toyota, Corolla, operated by Gregory S. Fulton, 50, of London, was traveling westbound on US 150 when it struck a 2005, Chevrolet, Colorado, in the rear operated by Timothy E. Taylor, 50, of Mount Vernon. After the initial impact Taylor's vehicle traveled over into the eastbound lane were it was struck a second time by a 1997, Toyota, Tacoma, pickup traveling eastbound operated by Rena M. Hopkins, 46, of Crab Orchard. After the second impact Taylor was once again struck for a third time by a 1994, Chevrolet, Tracker, traveling eastbound operated by Paul D. Kidwell, 52, of Brodhead.
Taylor was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroners Office.
Hopkins was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Kidwell was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Fulton was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was uninjured.
Traffic crash reconstructionist Trooper Delzie Kelly is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Craig Reed, Rockcastle County EMS, the Brodhead Fire Department and the Mount Vernon Fire Department.