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KSP: Tennessee father and son injured in accident on I-24

KSP: Tennessee father and son injured in accident on I-24

Bill Stephens

February 15th, 2016

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Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, injury-collision that occurred on Interstate 24, eastbound, between the 70 and 71 mile-marker, on Sunday, February 14, at 6:55 p.m.

According to state police, a preliminary investigation revealed that 38 year old Brian Stevens, of LaVergne, TN, was operating a 1997 Ford Ranger eastbound on I-24 in the right lane when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow/slush covered roadway. Police say The pickup truck crossed both lanes of travel and struck the cable barrier, coming to rest in the eastbound, left lane of I-24. Due to the collision, the pickup truck was disabled, including its lights. KSP indicates Stevens and his son, 16 year old Gabrial Stevens exited the disabled pickup truck.

State Police say 58 year old Henry Reuter, of Genoa, WI, was driving a tractor-trailer hauling cheese eastbound on I-24 approaching the scene and did not see the disabled pickup truck in his lane of travel and hit it. The pickup truck then reportedly struck Stevens and his son.

Stevens was transported via ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical center where he was treated and released. His 16 year old son, Gabrial, was transported via ambulance to the Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN for treatment. Police say Reuter, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.

Trooper Sean Wint is investigating the collision. The Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Christian County Rescue, Hopkinsville/Christian County EMS, Trigg County EMS, and the Gracey Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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