TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Crash on KY 461 in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 08/09/2006
(LONDON, KY) - On Tuesday, August 8, 2006, the Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle injury accident on KY 461, 5 miles south of Mount Vernon, in Rockcastle County. Upon arrival, Trooper Chad Peercy discovered a 1989 Honda Prelude, driven by Jessy Sampson, 23, of Hampton, VA was northbound when it attempted to pass another northbound vehicle. Sampson entered the southbound lane and struck two a 1993 Cadillac, driven by Edward R. Abney, 70, of Somerset, KY head-on. Sampson received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner. A passenger in the Sampson vehicle, Shashana Chowdhoury-Pachman, 21, was transported to the Rockcastle County Hospital for treatment and was transferred to the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Abney was also transported to the Rockcastle County Hospital for treatment and was transferred to the UK medical Center. No alcohol or drug usage was suspected and Sampson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.