MURRAY, Ky. (December 1, 2022) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 1 are investigating a Wednesday night collision that claimed the life of a Hopkins County man. Just after 8:00pm CT on November 30, 2022, Post 1 Dispatch received a call from Calloway County Dispatch advising that there was a two vehicle collision on KY-121 N at the intersection of Rob Mason Road and requested Kentucky State Police assistance with the investigation. KSP Post 1 troopers and collision reconstruction team responded to the scene to investigate the collision.
Initial investigation shows Huskey C. Hutch, 21 years old of Paducah, Kentucky was traveling northbound on KY-121 N, operating a 2015 Toyota 4-Runner. Colby A. Traylor, 29 years old of Calvert City, KY was traveling southbound on KY-121 N, operating a 2016 Dodge 1500 pickup truck with passenger Timothy E. Traylor, 57 years old of Madisonville, KY. Another vehicle, pulling a trailer that reportedly did not have lights, was in the northbound lane. In an attempt to avoid a rear-end collision with that vehicle, Hutch swerved into the southbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision with the pickup truck being operated by Traylor. Timothy Traylor was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Calloway County Coroner. Colby Traylor and Huskey Hutch were both transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.
The investigation is ongoing by Detective Nate Moore. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 was assisted on scene by Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, Calloway County Fire-Rescue, and Murray-Calloway County EMS.