TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Dawson Springs Man Killed in a Collision on I-69
Date of News Release: 03/09/2013
(Madisonville, KY) -- A Chevrolet Trail Blazer, driven by Mr. Paul Dearien, was traveling southbound on I-69 when the vehicle exited the roadway into the median. Mr. Dearien maneuvered the vehicle back onto the roadway however, couldn't regain control of the vehicle. Mr. Dearien re-entered the median and the vehicle began to roll. The vehicle rolled across the northbound lanes and exited the roadway on the south side of the road. Mr. Dearien was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency personnel provided emergency care on scene however; Mr. Dearien was pronounced dead at the scene by Hopkins County Coroner, Dennis Mayfield. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor to the collision.