Tompkinsvile, KY (September 9th, 2020) At approximately 10:22 AM Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified by Monroe County Dispatch of a single vehicle collision that occurred on KY 1049. Upon arrival Trooper Allen Shirley was able to determine Tom Willett, age 66 of Tompkinsville had been operating a 2011 Nissan pickup south bound on KY 1049 when his vehicle exited the roadway, drove through a fence and entered a cornfield. Willet was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner. Through further investigation it was determined that Mr. Willett had been sick complaining of chest pains for approximately three days prior to the collision. Trooper Shirley was assisted at the scene by Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County Fire Department, and Monroe County EMS.
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