Single Vehicle Fatal on US 31-E at the Green River (Rio) Bridge


fatalcollisionkspgraphicMunfordville, KY (December 24, 2016)– The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to a single vehicle collision today at approx. 11:50 am on US 31-E at the Green River (Rio) Bridge just south of Glen Lily East Road in Hart County that resulted in a fatal.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Patrick S. Gardner (41) of Munfordville was operating a 1999 GMC pick-up and was traveling southbound on US 31-E when he failed to negotiate a curve to the left just prior to crossing the Green River (Rio) Bridge.   He went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail, where the vehicle overturned over the guardrail, and continued down a steep embankment into the Green River.

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Mr. Gardner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner.The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper First Class Ronnie Reynolds. No other details are available for release at this time.


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