Two Vehicle Injury Collision on Interstate 24
Date of News Release: 02/15/2016
Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, injury-collision that occurred on Interstate 24, eastbound, between the 70 and 71 mile-marker, on Sunday, February 14, at 6:55 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Brian Stevens, 38, LaVergne, TN, was operating a 1997 Ford Ranger eastbound on I-24 in the right lane. Mr. Stevens lost control of his vehicle on the snow/slush covered roadway. It crossed both lanes of travel and struck the cable barrier. The pickup truck came to rest in the eastbound, left lane of I-24. Due to the collision, the pickup truck was disabled, including its lights. Mr. Stevens and his son, Gabrial Stevens, 16, exited the disabled pickup truck.
Henry Reuter, 58, Genoa, WI, was operating a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer eastbound on I-24 approaching the scene. He was hauling cheese. Due to the pickup truck being disabled, Mr. Reuter could not see it in his lane of travel. The tractor-trailer struck the pickup truck. The pickup truck then struck Mr. Stevens and his son.
Mr. Stevens was transported via ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical center where he was treated and released. Gabrial Stevens was transported via ambulance to the Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN for treatment. Mr. Reuter, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.
Trooper Sean Wint is investigating the collision. The Christian County Sheriff's Department, Christian County Rescue, Hopkinsville/Christian County EMS, Trigg County EMS, and the Gracey Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.