Franklin, KY. (July 6th, 2020) – On July 6, 2020, KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green was requested to respond to a possible fatal collision in Simpson County just before 3 A.M. The collision occurred near the 10 mile marker of Interstate 65 in Franklin, KY.
Upon arrival and through investigation Troopers found that for unknown reasons Otokini Wokoma, 23-year-old male of Temple, TX, was running across the middle lane of travel near the 10 mile marker of I-65 northbound. Edgar Martinez, 39-year-old male from Escobedo, Mexico, was operating a white Freightliner commercial vehicle in the middle lane. Martinez attempted to avoid striking the pedestrian but was unable to do so. Otokini Wokoma was pronounced deceased on scene by the Simpson County Coroner.
The investigation is ongoing and being led by Trooper Katan Parker. Trooper Parker was assisted on scene by the Franklin-Simpson Fire and Rescue, Simpson County Coroner’s Office, Simpson County Sheriff’s Office and Simpson County EMS.
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