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One Killed on US 45 North in McCracken County

Date of News Release: 08/30/2015

(Hickory, KY.) - The Kentucky State Police respond to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of US 45 North and State Route 1241, in McCracken county. After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that Mr. Ronald Peterson was traveling west on State Route 1241. Mr. Peterson failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of US 45 North. Mr. Victor Ramirez was traveling south on US 45 North. Mr. Ramirez struck the passenger side of Mr. Petersons vehicle forcing both the vehicles approximately sixty five feet across the intersection and came to final rest against the guardrail of the south traffic lane of US 45 North. Mr. Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene by the McCracken County Deputy Coroner. Mr. Ramirez and five passengers were transported to Lourdes Hospital ER for treatment of non-life threatening injures. Trooper Berhow is investigating the collision. Trooper Berhow was assisted on scene by Lieutenant Trent Weaver, McCracken County Sheriff's Department, McCracken County Coroner's Office, Hendron Fire Department, and Mercy Regional EMS.