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Posted: Thursday, 26 December 2013 8:10PM

Hopkinsville Man Killed In Bypass Crash

A Hopkinsville man was killed Thursday evening in a single vehicle crash on the Eagle Way Bypass, between Cadiz Road and Princeton Road, in Hopkinsville. The Christian County Sheriff's Department says 36-year old William Matt Everett was apparently southbound, at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of his vehicle. 

The News Edge spoke with Christian County Deputy Coroner Mike Stokes on the scene.

Everett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Christian County Deputy Coroner Zac Lamb. The accident occurred around 5:47pm, about one mile west of the Princeton Road intersection with Eagle Way Bypass. Christian County Sheriff's Department spokesman Captain Chris Miller says the department's accident reconstructionist is continuing to try to determine the exact speed and circumstances surrounding the crash. He adds the coroner's office is conducting an autopsy to determine what factors may have led to the crash. Miller says officials are not sure if alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the wreck.

The section of the Bypass between the Cadiz and the Princeton Roads was shut down for more than two hours following the crash. The Christian County Sheriff's Department was assisted by Kentucky State Police, and firefighters from the Hopkinsville and Herndon Fire Departments.

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