Trooper Derek Scott is continuing his investigation into the collision.
Kuttawa, Ky. (May 17, 2019) The Kentucky State Police received a report of single vehicle collision at 05:29 A.M. on Interstate 24 around the 41 mile marker eastbound. Preliminary investigation shows Kyle W. Ellis, 30 of Vergennes, IL., was operating a 2007 Freightliner Recreational Vehicle pulling an enclosed car trailer, traveling east on I-24 and for an unknown reason ran off into the median. Ellis overcorrected pulling back into the eastbound lanes of traffic, before striking an embankment and overturning. Ellis was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Lyon County Coroner. Michael W. Herring, 27 of Vergennes, IL. was air lifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for his injuries. Donald W. Ellis, 49 of Vergennes, IL. Was transported to Lourdes and later flown to a Nashville hospital. Nicki J. Meadows, 28 of Du Quoin, IL. was transported by ambulance to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.
Trooper Derek Scott is continuing his investigation into the collision. KSP was assisted on the scene by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County EMS, Caldwell County EMS, Eddyville Fire Department, Kuttawa Fire Department, Princeton Fire Department, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
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Editor’s Note: Donald Ellis is the father to Kyle Ellis and Nicki Meadows