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UPDATE: HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (6/12/17) — An Indiana man suffered fatal injuries after a head-on collision today along Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County near the 10-mile marker.

According to a Kentucky State Police Post 2 preliminary report, 21-year-old James Hoffman Jr. of Lafayette, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another driver, 27-year-old Jennifer Sanchez of Madisonville, was listed as critically injured.

KSP indicated Hoffman was driving a Jeep Cherokee north at 11:34 a.m., when for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed over the median, striking a Chrysler 300 driven by Sanchez.

Sanchez, who was driving south, was unable to avoid colliding with Hoffman’s vehicle, KSP reported. Both vehicles came to rest in the median.

Sanchez was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and then flown by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, where she is listed in critical condition.

Trooper Stu Recke is investigating, and was assisted by Christian County Coroner Zach Lamb, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Fire/EMS and Christian County Rescue.

Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2

 

UPDATE: CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (6/12/17) — All lanes are reported to be open.

 

UPDATE: CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (6/12/17) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported one lane is now open on north and southbound directions along the Pennyrile Parkway, where the collsion occurred near mile-marker 10 in Christian County.

 

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (6/12/17) — North and southbound lanes along the Pennyrile Parkway are closed to due a fatal head-on collision.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported the crash occurred at the 10-mile marker about an hour ago.

The road is currently closed, KYTC reported. That section of the parkway is not expected to open for at least another hour.

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