Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Bill Stephens

October 17th, 2016



Penrod, KY (October 16, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single-vehicle, fatality-collision that occurred on KY 949, approximately 6 miles South of Penrod, on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:23 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Bobby Ammons, 24, Franklin, KY, was operating a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Southbound on KY 949. Mr. Ammons’ vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree head-on. Neither Mr. Ammons nor his passenger, Joshua Stilts, 36, Smiths Grove, KY, were wearing a seatbelt. The Muhlenberg County Deputy Coroner pronounced Mr. Stilts deceased at the scene. Through the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Ammons was under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to Owensboro Health – Muhlenberg Community Hospital for minor injuries then lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center and charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol 2nd Offense (Aggravating Circumstances) and Murder. Trooper McPherson was assisted at the scene by Trooper Rob Austin, Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office, Muhlenberg County EMS, Dunmor Fire and Rescue, and the Muhlenberg County Coroner’s office.

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