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Injury Collision on Interstate 24

Date of News Release: 11/29/2016

HOPKINSVILLE, KY (November 29, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a three vehicle, injury-collision that occurred on Interstate 24 at approximately 12:37 p.m. in Christian County.

The preliminary investigation revealed Linda Bridges was operating a 2006 Ford when she attempted to merge into the westbound traffic on I-24 after leaving US41A on ramp at the 86 mile marker. There was a 2016 Freightliner tractor/trailer being driven by Frank Gibson III who was in front of Mrs. Bridges and was also attempting to merge into the westbound traffic. Mrs. Bridges accelerated to go around Mr. Gibson and attempted to move over into the left lane of travel on Interstate 24. A 2016 GMC Sierra operated by Dakotah McBride was occupying the left lane of traffic on Interstate 24 heading west when he was struck by Mrs. Bridges vehicle. The collision caused Mrs. Bridges to lose control of her vehicle and she struck the guardrail with the front of her vehicle then bounced back onto the roadway where she made contact with Mr. Gibson vehicle.

Mrs. Bridges was transported by EMS to Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville for minor injuries while the other two operators were unharmed.

TFC Billy Over, Christian County Sheriff’s Department and Oak Grove EMS Fire and Rescue assisted on scene.

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