Deadly Crash on WK Pkwy in Hopkins Co.


The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle fatality collision that occurred on Wednesday around 1:15 p.m.  It occurred on Interstate 69 (formerly the Western Kentucky Parkway) near Dawson Springs

Preliminary investigation reveals that Mary J. Moore, age 34 of Louisville, KY, was operating a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo SUV northbound on I-69. For an undetermined reason, the SUV exited the left shoulder of the roadway. Mrs. Moore over corrected and lost control of the vehicle. It turned sideways and traveled into the median. The SUV became airborne and struck a motorcycle that was traveling southbound.

The Hopkins County Coroner, Dennis Mayfield, pronounced the two occupants of the motorcycle dead at the scene. The names of the victims are being withheld until the next of kin has been located and notified. Both victims were wearing helmets.

Mrs. Moore and her passenger/husband, Keith A. Moore, age 41, were transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were wearing seatbelts.

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