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Two Vehicle Injury Collision on I-24 Leads to Arrest of Illinois Man

Date of News Release: 04/07/2016

Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, injury-collision that occurred on Interstate 24, at approximately the 77 mile-marker, on Wednesday, April 6 at 3:59 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Phillip Faulkner, 60, Hopkinsville, was operating a 2004 Toyota Tundra eastbound on I-24. Daniel Miller, 28, Arcola, IL, was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on I-24 approaching Mr. Faulkner's vehicle from behind.

Mr. Miller's vehicle rear-ended Mr. Faulkner's vehicle in the travel (right) lane. Mr. Faulkner's vehicle slid sideways and exited the right shoulder of the roadway. It overturned and came to rest upright, off the roadway. Mr. Miller's vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.

Mr. Faulkner was transported via ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment. Mr. Miller was not injured. Both operators were wearing seatbelts.

During Trooper First Class Jim McArthur's investigation, a firearm was located in Mr. Miller's vehicle. A records check of the weapon revealed that it had been reported stolen from Marshall County. Mr. Miller was arrested without incident and lodged in the Christian County Jail on the following charges:

  1. Receiving Stolen Property - Firearm
  2. Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

Tfc. Jim McArthur is continuing the investigation. Tfc. Michael Dennis, Christian County EMS, and Vanderbilt Neonatal Pediatric Transport assisted at the scene. The Neonatal Pediatric Transport was traveling on I-24 when the collision occurred and stopped to render aid.