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Commercial Vehicle Crash in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 05/14/2014
(Rockcastle Co, KY) - On Wednesday May 14th 2014 around 12:00 noon Officer Travis Rogers with Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a serious injury accident located on KY 70 in Rockcastle County Kentucky.
Upon arrival and through investigation officer Rogers determined that 21 year old Andrea Coots of Hazard was operating a 2002 Mitsubishi when she turned in front of a 2013 Volvo tractor trailer log truck being operated 47 year old Dwane G. Masten of Waynesburg Kentucky.
Coots and her passenger 20 year old William Pollard of Hazard were both air lifted from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious injuries.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors in the collision and seat beat usage is not known at this time.
Assisting on scene: KSP Trooper Eric Moore, Rockcastle Co EMS, Mount Vernon Fire Department. Ofc. Travis Rogers continues the investigation.