Sheriff’s Office: 2 dead, including 1 child, in Hopkins Co. crash
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WFIE) - Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash Thursday afternoon in Dawson Springs.
They say it was a two-vehicle collision on I-69 in the area of the 91-mile marker.
According to witnesses, the driver of a Toyota car was traveling north when the car veered into the inside shoulder before overcorrecting back into the northbound lane and then went across the median and hit a truck that was traveling south.
Officials say two passengers in the Toyota, including one juvenile, died at the scene. The coroner identified the adult as 31-year-old Jacob Jarred of Dresden, Tennessee.
The driver of the Toyota, Kara Smith of Paducah and another child, was taken to a hospital by helicopter.
The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital.
Authorities say I-69 was shut down for about four hours.
The accident is ongoing at this time.
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