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Injury Collision on US 431

Date of News Release: 07/05/2016

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (July 5, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating an injury collision that occurred on US 431, approximately four miles north of Drakesboro, on Tuesday, July 5, at 6:55 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Richard Moore, 63, Meridianville, AL, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on US 431. His truck was pulling a trailer with a Kawasaki Mule on it. Mr. Moore stopped in the roadway to latch his hood. Walter Garrett, 72, Drakesboro, was operating a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire northbound on US 431 approaching Mr. Moore's vehicle.

Due to the glare from the sun, Mr. Garrett did not see the vehicle stopped in front of him. Mr. Garrett's vehicle struck the trailer. The trailer struck Mr. Moore as he was standing outside of his vehicle.

Mr. Moore was transported via ambulance to the Muhlenberg County Airport. He was then flown by PHI Air Medical to Vanderbilt for treatment. Mr. Garrett, who was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.

Trooper First Class Jerry Knight is investigating the collision. The Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department, the Drakesboro Volunteer Fire Department, and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital EMS assisted at the scene.

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