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Man dead after collision between farm tractor and tractor-trailer in Christian County

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online(KNOE)
Published: Apr. 28, 2016 at 11:07 AM CDT
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The Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision between a tractor-trailer and a farm tractor on US 68 near Hopkinsville.

The investigation determined that 43-year-old Jerry Williams, of Summertown, TN, was operating the farm tractor and pulling a trailer loaded with wooden pallets.

Williams was traveling westbound in the right lane when 40-year-old Jason Stahl, of Glasgow, came upon Williams from behind and attempted to merge into the left lane.

Stahl saw a motorcycle in the left lane and attempted to avoid hitting the farm tractor by braking, but was unsuccessful, rear-ending the tractor’s trailer.

Williams was ejected with the farm tractor coming to rest on its side in a ditch.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Coroner’s office.

Stahl was not injured.