TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Vehicle and Horse Drawn Buggy Injury Collision on KY 91
Date of News Release: 03/30/2014
Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a vehicle and a horse drawn buggy injury collision that occurred on KY 91, Princeton Road, approximately four miles north of Hopkinsville, on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 8:58 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Branden McGhee, 23, of Cerulean, KY, was operating a 2000 Suzuki Esteem southbound on KY 91. Mr. McGhee was closely following a vehicle when that vehicle suddenly passed a horse drawn buggy, occupied by John Stoltzfus, 60, his wife Anna, 46, and their sons Amos, 14, and David, 13, all of Cerulean, KY, that was also traveling southbound. Mr. McGhee was not able to stop in time before impacting the rear of the buggy.
Mr. McGhee, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was not injured in the collision. Amos Stoltzfus was transported by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY for treatment.
Trooper Luis Palmer investigated the collision. He was assisted at the scene by the Gracey Volunteer Fire Department and Christian County EMS.