fatal collision 3 300UPDATE: (7/21/17) — HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/21/17) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 released the name of the driver killed in an accident that occurred along I-24 this afternoon.

Two passengers in the vehicle were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Hospital for treatment.

Post 2 preliminary investigation lists John Mecum, 75 of Sarasota, Florida, was driving his Chevy pickup west near the 73 mile marker around 3:11 p.m., when for unknown reasons, his vehicle overturned in the median.

Mecum was pronounced dead at the scene. KSP reported the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Passengers Jennifer Mercer, 48, and 8-year-old Carson Mecum were listed as having minor injuries. The child was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Michael Dennis is investigating the incident. Trooper Billy Oliver, Sgt. Zack Jones, Trigg and Christian county sheriff’s offices, Hopkinsville Fire/EMS, Christian County Rescue and Deputy Coroner Zach Lamb assisted.

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UPDATE: CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (7/21/17) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 reports a single-vehicle accident has claimed one life near the 73 mile marker along the westbound lanes of I-24 in Christian County.

The individual was partially ejected from the vehicle, KSP reported.

KYTC reports one lane in each direction is open for travel. Drivers should consider using the detour to avoid traffic congestion.

Troopers are still on the scene investigating. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

SurfKY News

 

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (7/21/17) — Authorities are reporting a serious traffic accident involving multiple vehicles along Interstate 24 near the 72 mile marker in Christian County.

All lanes are blocked, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says. Emergency responders are just arriving and gathering additional info.

Motorists should consider a detour aorund this site via the Pennyrile Parkway and U.S. 68, KYTC reported. The interstate in that area is expected to be closed three hours.

The number of individuals injured is unknown at this time.

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