Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal Crash on Kentucky 15 in Breathitt County
Date of News Release: 12/12/2006
(Breathitt County) - On 12/11/2006 at approximately 11:44 Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a 911 call of an injury accident near the junction of Kentucky 15 and 205 in the Vancleve community of Breathitt County. Upon arrival of Tpr Kevin Hurt it was determined that Shawne A. Combs, which was traveling north crossed over the center line and collided with Sherry Clemons' vehicle, which was traveling south. All parties involved in the accident were transported to the KY River Medical Center for treatment. Shawne Combs was air lifted to UK Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 15:21 by the Fayette County Coroner. The deceased and his passenger were not wearing safety belts. Both occupants in unit 2 were wearing safety belts. The collision remains under investigation by Tpr. Kevin Hurt.