Trigg County Crash Kills One, Injures One Other
By West Kentucky Star Staff
TRIGG COUNTY, KY - One man was killed in a two vehicle collision Sunday afternoon in Trigg County.

According to the Princeton Police Department, the wreck happened around 4 pm at the intersection of Highway 68/80 and Highway 139. Troopers say 43-year-old Joseph L. Cotton of Dawson Springs was driving north on Highway 139. Cotton attempted to cross Highway 68/80, and failed to yield the right of way to a westbound vehicle driven by 28-year-old Dustin B Francis of Murray.

Police said the two vehicles collided at the intersection, causing Cotton, who was not wearing his seat belt, to be ejected from his vehicle. Troopers said Cotton may have been under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the collision.

Both Cotton and Francis were transported by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital. Francis was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries. Cotton was pronounced dead at the hospital by Trigg County Coroner John Mark Vinson.

Published 03:43 AM, Monday Apr. 17, 2017
Updated 07:47 AM, Tuesday Apr. 18, 2017

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