One Dead In Hopkins County Bicycle Accident

Accident along U.S. 41 in Nortonville claimed the life of a Madisonville man.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 10:08 AM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 10:56 AM

A Madisonville man has passed away following an accident Sunday night in Hopkins County.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the accident that took place on U.S. 41, just south of U.S. 62 in Nortonville.  According to KSP, 61-year-old Ronnie Gibson was riding a bicycle along the road.  Around 8:50 p.m. a car being driven by a 77-year-old man from Earlington struck Gibson.

Gibson died from his injuries at the scene.  The driver of the car wasn't injured.  Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the incident.

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