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Fatal Accident on Pennyrile Parkway Ramp 

KENTUCKY  (03/24/2015) – The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has released information regarding an accident that took the life of an 87-year-old man.

Sheriff’s Office officials say that on Tuesday morning, March 24, Earnest Plunkett (87) was driving off the 37 mile marker ramp on Pennyrile Parkway, leading to HWY 813, when he pulled out in front of 33-year-old Jackie Bell, also of Mortons Gap. Bell was not able to react in time and struck Plunkett’s vehicle.

Bell was transported to Baptist Health for minor injuries.

Plunkett was pronounced dead on the scene by the Hopkins County Coroner.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s office was assisted on scene by the South Hopkins Fire Dept., Med Center Ambulance, The Kentucky State Police, The Kentucky State Transportation Office and The Hopkins County Coroner’s Office.

Information provided by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
Posted by J.L. Graham
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