TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Semi Collision Investigation in Lyon, KY
Date of News Release: 12/13/2013
(LYON, KY.) - On Thursday December 12th, 2013 Kentucky State Police responded to a collision with injuries on Interstate 24 at the 49 mm off the westbound shoulder. Upon arrival Trooper Over observed a semi tractor trailer that had left the travel portion of Interstate 24 and struck a tree. The driver of the semi, Brian Lee Schuetz of Illinois, was transported by Lyon County EMS to Caldwell County Medical Center. Mr. Schuetz was pronounced deceased by the ER Doctor at Caldwell County Medical Center. The coroner did note the absence of any trauma or injuries to the victim. It is believed the driver suffered a massive heart attack while driving, but was able to steer the semi off the Interstate. Trooper Billy Over was assisted by Lyon County Sheriff's Department, Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Rescue, Eddyville Fire Department, and the Lyon County Coroner. Investigation continues by Trooper Billy Over.