Trooper Jonathan M. Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Injury Collision in Hart County
Date of News Release: 05/12/2014
(Bowling Green, KY) - On Sunday, May 11, 2014, at approximately 2:19 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 3 received the report of a single vehicle injury collision, southbound on I-65, near the 65.5 mile marker, in the construction zone.
The preliminary investigation by Trooper Wesley Medley indicates that Matthew T. Wright (20) of Columbia, TN was traveling southbound in a 2007 Dodge Dakota, when he briefly fell asleep at the wheel. Upon waking up, Wright overcorrected which caused his vehicle to veer across both southbound lanes. The vehicle then struck the end of a concrete barrier and traveled through a break in the concrete median wall, which allows access for construction vehicles. The vehicle's left side then dropped down approximately 1 foot off of the newly paved surface, onto a gravel bed, and overturned.
Matthew T. Wright and his passenger Brandi C. Duke (19) also of Columbia, TN were transported to Caverna Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Trooper Wesley Medley is investigating this collision and he was assisted on scene by the Munfordville Police Dept., Hart County EMS and the Munfordville Fire Dept.