TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Single-Vehicle Fatality Collision on I-24
Date of News Release: 01/08/2014
Oak Grove, KY (Christian County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single-vehicle, fatality collision that occurred on Interstate 24, at approximately the 92 mile-marker, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was operating a vehicle eastbound on Interstate 24. For an undetermined reason, the vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway. It traveled up an embankment, and then back down. The vehicle reentered the roadway and overturned as it crossed both eastbound lanes. It came to rest upright in the median.
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was transported by Air Evac to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment. The names of the victims are being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.
Trooper Michael Dennis is continuing the investigation. KSP Post 2 officers, The Christian County Sheriff's Department, Oak Grove Fire & Rescue, Oak Grove EMS, Air Evac, the Christian County Coroner?s Office and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet assisted at the scene.