Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1
Clinton, KY (October 29, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from the Hickman County Dispatch of possible fatal collision on US 51 between KY 780 and KY 1529 south of Clinton, KY at approximately 8:11 A.M.
Preliminary investigation shows Lynn B. Lemons, 82 of Clinton, KY was traveling south on US 51 operating an empty 1993 Mack dump truck, pulling an empty work trailer. Gerald B. Tucker, 22 of Clinton, KY was operating a Dodge Mini Van traveling north bound on US 51. The mini-van is a Fulton Transit vehicle, but did not have any passengers at the time of the collision. Kathryn I. Thompson, 44 of Gideon, MO was operating a 2017 Nissan Versa traveling north bound on US 51. For an unknown reason the trailer became detached from the dump truck and side-swiped the mini-van before sticking Thompson head on. Thompson was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Hickman County Coroner. All three drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.
KSP Collision Reconstructionist Sergeant Eric Fields and KSP Trooper Jay Dunn was assisted on the scene by the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Kevin Rogers, Kentucky Department of Transportation, Hickman County EMS, Hickman County Coroner, Hickman County Fire Department, and Hickman County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.