TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Single-Vehicle Injury Collision on Western Ky Parkway
Date of News Release: 05/09/2014
Central City (Muhlenberg Co.) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on the Western Kentucky Parkway, two miles east of Central City. The collision occurred on May 9, 2014 at 12:30 P.M.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher Kight of Paducah, Kentucky was operating a 2002 Lexus RX300 west bound on the Western Kentucky Parkway. Kight told police that his tires dropped off the roadway and into the median. Kight stated that he over-corrected and lost control of his vehicle. Kight's vehicle then crossed the right hand lane and exited the right shoulder. After exiting the roadway, Kight's vehicle then struck a tree.
Kight was wearing a seat belt and was transported to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Trooper Jerry Knight investigated the collision. Trooper Knight was assisted at the scene by the Central City Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS.