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Single Vehicle Injury Collision On US 60

Date of News Release: 11/05/2014

Marion, KY (Crittenden County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on US 60, approximately six miles west of Marion, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that James J. Lynch, 52, of Marion, was operating a 1997 Ford Explorer westbound on US 60 when the vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Lynch overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It crossed the centerline and exited the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch and overturned. It came to rest off the roadway on its top.

Mr. Lynch, who was wearing a seatbelt, had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported via ambulance to the Crittenden County Hospital. He was later transported via ambulance to Deaconess in Evansville, IN for treatment. His passengers, Theresa Hodge, 42, and Rhonda Hodge, 23, both of Marion, were transported via ambulance to the Livingston Hospital. Theresa was wearing a seatbelt and Rhonda was not wearing a seatbelt.

Trooper First Class Darron Holliman investigated the collision. The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department, the Crittenden County Fire Department, Crittenden County Rescue, Crittenden County EMS, Livingston County EMS, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet assisted at the scene.