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KSP Conducting Investigation of Fatal Structure Fire

Date of News Release: 11/20/2015

Dawson Springs, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a fire that resulted in the death of one individual last night, November 19, in Hopkins County.

On Thursday, November 19, at approximately 11:37 p.m., the KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department in reference to a structure fire that occurred at a residence located in the 300 block of Crabtree Loop.

Investigators located one subject deceased inside the residence. The deceased has been identified as Kathy M. Westerman, 57, of Dawson Springs. An autopsy is scheduled for today, November 20, at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville. Foul play is not suspected.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the KSP.