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KSP Investigating a Fatal Collision in East Daviess County - Both Vehicles Caught Fire and Were Destroyed

Date of News Release: 12/18/2017

MACEO, KY (December 14, 2017)--Kentucky State Police Troopers were notified of a two vehicle collision on US 60 near KY 334/2830 intersection just after 5pm Thursday.

The preliminary investigation reveals Donald J. Gibson, 38 of Hardinsburg, KY was traveling eastbound on US 60 in his 2005 Chevrolet Pickup truck. Eric D. Norton, 50 of Tullahoma, TN was also on US 60 traveling westbound in a 2003 Kenworth tractor-trailer. For an unknown reason, Gibson crossed the centerline and struck Norton’s tractor. Both vehicles caught fire and burned most of both vehicles.

Norton was taken by Yellow Ambulance to Owensboro Health and at last check was listed in critical condition. Norton pulls for JR Express, Inc. Gibson was pronounced dead on-scene by Daviess County Coroner’s Office.

US 60 was shut down for over 4 hours while a KSP collision reconstructionist investigated the scene and tow crews could help open up the roadway.

KSP was assisted by Yelvington and Maceo Vol Fire Departments; Yellow Ambulance and KY Dept of Transportation.

The investigation is on-going by KSP.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.