Officer Involved Accident
Date of News Release: 01/07/2016
(Corbin, KY) - On Wednesday, January 6th 2015 around 3 pm. Officer Wendell Hunter with KSP-Vehicle Enforcement was patrolling on KY3041 in Corbin Kentucky when he attempted to turn on a speeding vehicle near the entrance of Phillips Tree Service on the Corbin By-Pass.
Officer Hunter was westbound on KY3041 when he clocked an eastbound speeding vehicle, while attempting to turn on the vehicle and execute a traffic stop. Officer Hunter slowed down on the shoulder of the road and attempted a turn when he collided with a 2001 Honda Odyssey van being operated by 27 year old Amanda Smith-Ball of Annville, Kentucky.
Both vehicles sustained severe damage and were towed from the scene. Officer Hunter and Ball were transported to Baptist Health in Corbin were they were treated and released with minor injuries.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors and all parties were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.
Assisting on Scene: Vehicle Enforcement Officers, Kentucky State Police, Corbin Police, and Corbin Fire Department. Sgt. Travis Rogers continues the investigation.