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Kentucky State Police Investigating Injury Collision in Lyon County

Date of News Release: 5/23/2017

EDDYVILLE, KY )(May 23, 2017) – Kentucky State Police Post 1 responded to the intersection of Interstate 69 and Interstate 24 in Lyon County for a single vehicle rollover collision on May 22, 2017 near 5:00 p.m. Upon the arrival of Troopers, they located the driver still inside the2007 Volvo tractor trailer, which was upside down.

The driver of the vehicle, Abdikarim N. Abdirahman, age 33, of Saint Louis, Missouri, was extricated from the vehicle and then flown by Air Evac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation has shown Mr. Abdirahman was southbound on Interstate 69, attempting to ramp onto Interstate 24 eastbound at the time of the collision. The tractor trailer hit the guardrail and then overturned off the side of the ramp. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision. Mr. Abdirahman was wearing his seatbelt and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.

KSP was assisted on scene by Lyon County Sheriff Department, Lyon County Ambulance, Air Evac, Lyon County Fire-Rescue, Eddyville Fire Department, Princeton Fire-Rescue, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.