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Injury Collision on KY 805 in Pike County

Date of News Release: 01/31/2012

(SHELBY GAP, KY) -- On Saturday, January 28, 2012 Post 09 Pikeville received a 911 call of a two vehicle accident on KY 805 in the Shelby Gap community of Pike County. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1995 Toyota Camry operated by Mary Stewart was traveling southbound on KY 805, when she crossed into the northbound lane to avoid a stopped vehicle. Stewart's vehicle then struck a 1992 Ford Explorer operated by Rebecca Cantrell which caused Cantrell's vehicle to overturn. Injured parties were transported to Pikeville Medical Center and Holston Valley. This accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Officer Thomas Gearheart, who was assisted on scene by Officer Kevin Belcher, Officer Barry Coleman, Dorton Rescue Squad, DHP Ambulance, and Wings.

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