Alexandria, VA : Fatal medical condition cause of U.S. 62 crash on Wednesday, 12th September 2018

12 September 2018

A portion of U.S. 62 in Hopkins County was closed for approximately two hours Wednesday as a result of a single-vehicle accident near Dawson Springs.According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded around 7:44 a.m. to the 12000 block of Nortonville Road for a single-vehicle traffic collision. An investigation reportedly found that Lonnie D. Dunn, 64, of St. Charles was travelling westbound on the road when his vehicle suddenly left the shoulder. The vehicle entered a tree line and came to rest after hitting a tree.According to HCSO Maj. Will Coursey, Coroner Dennis Mayfield pronounced Dunn dead at the scene, and determined his cause of death was actually from a medical condition rather than the crash itself. Mayfield has not released the nature of the medical condition, but was able to determine it occurred due to Dunn's medical history and a lack of brake marks or swerve indicators on the road. There is no indication that Dunn attempted to correct his path before impact.

The Dawson Springs Police Department, Charleston Fire Department and Medical Center Ambulance Services assisted at the scene. U.S. 62 is now open for traffic.

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