Collision along I-69 in Hopkins County Claims Life of Tennessee Man

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/17) — A two-vehicle collision that happened along Interstate 69 claimed the life of a Smyrna, Tennessee man this morning.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reported Harold A. Johnson was driving south at 10:41 a.m. near mile marker 117, when he lost control of his vehicle, entered the median and into a northbound lane.

His vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door by another vehicle driven by Darique Vashaud Carter, 21 of Antioch, Tennessee.

Johnson, 74, was taken to Baptist Health Madisonville, where he succumbed to his injuries, HCSO reported. His passenger, Diana Johnson, 69 of Smyrna was also transported to Baptist Health for medical treatment.

Carter was treated for minor injuries by Medical Center Ambulance paramedics and released at the scene.

Madisonville Fire Department assisted.

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