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Injury Collision Involving Christian County Deputy

Date of News Release: 12/27/2017

Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) – The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision, involving an on-duty Christian County Deputy, that occurred at the 9 mile marker of the Pennyrile Parkway on December 23, 2017, at 11:51 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Robert Lewis Jr, 35, of Clarksville, TN, was operating a 2015 Chevrolet Impala southbound on the Pennyrile Parkway. Deputy David King, 43, of Hopkinsville, was operating his agency issued Chevy Tahoe and was stationary on the southbound shoulder of the Pennyrile Parkway observing for a reckless driver that he had received a complaint of. Mr. Lewis’ vehicle exited the travel portion of the roadway and struck the rear of Deputy King’s vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Lewis was operating the vehicle that had been reported as driving reckless.

Mr. Lewis was transported via ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Deputy King was transported via ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Both Mr. Lewis and Deputy King were wearing seatbelts.

Trooper Hunter Carroll investigated the collision. The Hopkinsville Police Department, Hopkinsville Fire & EMS, Christian County Rescue, and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.