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Two Injured in Collision on Bypass in Powderly

Date of News Release: 8/7/2017

Madisonville, KY.(Muhlenberg County) - On Thursday August 3, 2017 at approximately 4:13 p.m., Kentucky State Police Trooper Justin Cornett responded to Powderly, Kentucky, for a three vehicle injury accident that occurred at the intersection of KY Highway189 Bypass (Robert Draper Way) and KY Highway 1380.

Richard Boggess, 49 years old of Central City, was operating a 2007 International Commercial Motor Vehicle with a loaded trailer southbound on the Bypass in Powderly, KY. Boggess approached the intersection of KY Highway 189 and KY Highway 1380 and was unable to stop his semi. Boggess proceeded through the intersection where sounded his air horn in an attempt to make other motorists aware that he would be unable to stop. Boggess proceeded through the intersection under a red light.

Boggess collided with 22 year old, Jessica Luttrell of Central City, KY, who was operating a 2005 Ford passenger van. The impact resulted in the side airbags deploying on her vehicle. Luttrell's vehicle was forced off of the roadway and came to rest, upright, in the grass, in-between KY Highway 189 and KY Highway 1380. Luttrell was removed from the vehicle through the rear passenger side door with the assistance of Greenville Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS.

After colliding into Luttrell, Boggess's Commercial Vehicle continued across the median of KY Highway 189 and traveled southbound in the northbound lanes through traffic Boggess's then collided with a 2009 Ford Mustang operated by Nicholas Mayes 21 years old of Greenville, KY. Mayes was slowing to a stop when he was struck. The Ford Mustang came to final rest upright across both northbound lanes of KY Highway 189 after being spun around due to the collision.

All parties were wearing their seatbelts during the collision. Luttrell, Mayes and Boggess were all transported to Muhlenberg Community Hospital by the Muhlenberg County EMS and treated for their injuries.

Trooper Cornett was assisted on scene by: Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Muhlenberg County EMS, Greenville Police Department, Greenville Fire Department, Gunn's Towing, and Harvey's Family Towing.

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