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One Killed in a Collision on I-24 in Lyon County

Date of News Release: 08/24/2015

(Hickory, KY.) - David Long was operating a 2006 Freightliner east on I-24 at the 42 MM and was attempting to make an illegal U-turn through the median. Long's trailer was blocking both east bound lanes and Wayne Woodham, who was operating a 1998 Kenworth east on I-24, struck the rear of Long's trailer. Both units came to final rest in the median. Woodham was pronounced deceased on scene by the Lyon County Coroner's Office. The east bound lanes of I-24 were closed for approximately 5 hours. The collision is being investigated by The Post 1 Collision Analysis Team. KSP was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways, Lyon County EMS, Kuttawa and Eddyville Fire Departments.