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Two-Vehicle Injury Collision On I-69

Date of News Release: 07/22/2015

Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on Interstate 69, between the 105 and 106 mile-marker, on Wednesday, July 22, at 6:50 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Christine Duplissey, 48, Poulsbo, WA, was operating a 2015 Nissan Sentra. Ms. Duplissey was on the ramp from the Pennyrile Parkway, southbound, onto I-69, southbound. Eric Reese, 45, Desoto, TX, was operating a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer southbound on I-69. He was hauling paper products.

Ms. Duplissey was attempting to make a u-turn from the ramp to a paved crossover to travel northbound. In doing so, she turned into the path of Mr. Reese's vehicle. The front of his vehicle struck the driver's side of Ms. Duplissey's vehicle. Ms. Duplissey's vehicle came to rest off the southbound shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Reese's vehicle came to rest in the grass median, facing southbound.

Ms. Duplissey and her son, Elijah Duplissey, 14, were transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment. Mr. Reese was not injured. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Trooper Stu Recke investigated the collision. Lieutenant Jason Newby, Trooper Joe Bartolotti, the South Hopkins Fire Department, Nortonville/Southside EMS, and Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.