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Two Vehicle Injury Collision at Intersection of US 41 & KY 138

Date of News Release: 03/09/2016

Slaughters, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, injury-collision that occurred at the intersection of US 41 and KY 138, just inside Hopkins County, on Tuesday, March 8, at 2:04 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that David Douglas Jr., 50, Wickliffe, was operating a 2000 Kenworth tractor-trailer (log truck) southbound on US 41. The trailer was empty. David Lohse, 38, Hanson, was operating a 2000 Honda Shadow motorcycle northbound on US 41.

Mr. Douglas was attempting to make a left turn from US 41 on to KY 138 East and turned into the path of the motorcycle. The two vehicles collided at the intersection.

Mr. Douglas, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured. Mr. Lohse was flown from the scene to St. Mary's in Evansville for treatment. It appears that Mr. Lohse was wearing a helmet.

Trooper First Class William Braden is investigating the collision. KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Webster County Sheriff's Department, Webster County EMS, Sebree Volunteer Fire & Rescue, and Life Flight assisted at the scene.