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Serious Injury Accident in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 10/06/2011
(London, KY) -- On Thursday October 6th 2011 around 4PM Officer Joey Ray Caldwell with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a serious accident located near the 21 mile marker on US25 in Laurel Co Kentucky.
Upon arrival and through investigation, Officer Caldwell was able to determine that 31 yr old Gene Jones II, of East Bernstadt was traveling south on US25 when he drove his 2008 Chevy Colbolt into the rear of a 1996 Freightliner log truck that was owned and operated by 40 yr old Frank Richards, from Orlando Kentucky.
Jones was air lifted from the scene and taken to The University of Kentucky Medical Center with abdomen and head trauma. Blood and Urine test are pending to determine if Drugs and Alcohol are factors. Jones was not wearing his seat belt at the time of collision.
Assisting at the scene: CVE Officer Steven Douglas, Ambulance Inc of Laurel Co. East Bernstadt Fire Department, Laurel Co Emergency Management Abby Hale.