SLAUGHTERS, Ky. (6/7/14) - Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision that occurred at 2:55 p.m. Friday, June 6 on the Pennyrile Parkway, between the 57 mile marker and 56 mile marker.
The preliminary investigation revealed that John Dodson, 64, of Owensboro was operating a Ford Edge southbound on the Pennyrile Parkway. Due to a medical condition, Dodson lost consciousness while operating the vehicle. The vehicle exited the roadway into the median. Dodson regained consciousness, overcorrected the vehicle, and re-entered the southbound lane, striking a Freightliner tractor and trailer operated by Thomas East, 57, of Sumner, Miss. East's vehicle struck a guard rail and exited the roadway, overturning onto its side.
Dodson and East were transported by ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment. Both subjects were wearing a seatbelt. There were no other passengers involved.
Trooper Jonathan Murphy investigated the collision. KSP-CVE Officer John Sweeney, Sebree Fire Department and Webster County EMS assisted at the scene.
Information provided by Chris E. King
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