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Officer Charles Tinsley
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Injury collision on the Bert T. Combs Mt. Parkway in Powell County

Date of News Release: 11/04/2011

Roll Over Tractor-Trailer

(Morehead, Ky.) -- At approximately 06:06 AM on November 4th 2011, Howard E. Hays, 62, of Jackson KY was traveling east on the Mountain Parkway when his 2008 Kenworth tractor trailer left the right side of the roadway traveling down the embankment, striking a utility pole and then coming to rest on the drivers side just off the shoulder of KY 15. Mr. Hays told the investigating officer that he attempted to avoid a deer and lost control of the vehicle. Mr. Hays was transported to the Kentucky River Medical Center by Powell County EMS where he was admitted. The tractor trailer was unloaded at the time of the incident. The collision was investigated by Officer John Abner of the Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. Assisting at the scene were members of the Powell County EMS, Powell County Fire Rescue and Clark County REC.

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