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Green County, KY man injured in collision on lawn tractor

Lawn mower v 1995 Dakot pickup results in injuries to lawn mower operator, who was transported by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. Driver of pickup uninjured. Green County SO, Green Co. EMS, and Exie Fire Department assist Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth at the scene.
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

GREENSBURG, KY (19 Jun 2017) - Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3:10pmCT, on US 68, 11 miles south of Greensburg near the Green/Metcalfe County line.

50-year-old John Welch, of Greensburg, was attempting to cross US 68 on a lawn tractor when he pulled into the path of a southbound 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup operated by 40-year-old Justin Poynter, of Edmonton.

Poynter was unable to avoid the collision and struck the lawn tractor, ejecting Welch. Welch was transported by helicopter to University of Louisville hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Poynter was belted and not injured.

Tpr. Hedgespeth was assisted at the scene by Green County Sheriff's Dept., EMS and the Exie Fire Department.

This story was posted on 2017-06-29 09:10:02
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