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News Release

Injury Collision on KY 293 in Princeton

Date of News Release: 1/18/2017

Princeton, KY. (January 18, 2017 at 5:40 p.m.) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle, injury-collision that occurred on KY 293 approximately 3 miles north of Princeton, KY in Caldwell County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Michael A. PPoole, 34, of Princeton, KY, was operating a 1995 Buick Le Sabre, northbound on KY 293, when he began passing a vehicle and struck a deer that had entered the roadway. PPoole swerved to miss the deer and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway, striking an embankment, which caused the vehicle to overturn and come to a final rest upright in a driveway on the east side of KY 293.

The vehicle was also occupied by PPoole’s five year old son, who was restrained in a child safety seat in the rear driver side of the vehicle. Mr. PPoole was not wearing a seatbelt.

Mr. PPoole was transported by helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN, for treatment of his injuries. The child was transported by ambulance to Caldwell County Hospital.

KSP was assisted by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department, Princeton Fire Department, Princeton EMS, and Air Evac.

Kentucky State Police is investigating the collision. Mattoon Volunteer Fire Department, Crittenden County Rescue Squad, Crittenden County EMS, and Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

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