Eddyville, KY. (October 22, 2021) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are investigating a Friday afternoon collision in Lyon County that claimed the life of a Caldwell County man. At around 2:40 p.m., Post 1 dispatch received a call regarding an injury collision around the 1600 block of KY 293. Deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 troopers responded to the scene to investigate the collision at the request of the sheriff’s office.
Initial investigation shows Daniel R. Svoboda, 61 of Princeton, Kentucky was traveling south on KY 293, operating a 2018 Penske box truck pulling a trailer. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert. After striking the culvert, the vehicle crossed back over the roadway and overturned. Svoboda was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was ejected from the vehicle. Svoboda was transported by Lyon County EMS to Caldwell County Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Casey Hamby. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 was assisted on scene by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County EMS, Eddyville Fire Department, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division of the Kentucky State Police, and the Caldwell County Coroner’s Office.