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