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News Release

Kentucky State Police Investigating Fatal Collision

Date of News Release: 06/01/2017

BENTON, Ky. (May 31, 2017) – Kentucky State Police Post 1 is investigating a two vehicle collision that claimed the life of one driver, Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 4:00 p.m., KSP received a call from Marshall County Dispatch, requesting troopers respond to a two vehicle injury collision at the intersection of Highway 641 and Church Grove Road.

Preliminary investigation has shown Tommy A. Redell, age 29, of Calvert City, Kentucky, was attempting to cross Highway 641 from Church Grove Road in a 2000 Chevy Malibu. At the same time, Harold M. Thomas, age 37, of Hardin, Kentucky was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango southbound approaching the Church Grove Road intersection. Redell failed to yield the right of way to Thomas and the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Marshall County Ambulance transported Harold M. Thomas to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Marshall County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and pronounced Tommy A. Redell deceased.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the collision. Both drivers are believed to have been wearing their seatbelts.

KSP was assisted on scene by Benton Police Department, Marshall County Ambulance, Marshall County Coroner’s Office, and Benton Fire Department.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Cory Hamby. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.