TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Traffic Crash in Clay County
Date of News Release: 04/26/2008
(London, KY) - On Saturday April 26, 2008 at 9:18 AM the Kentucky State Police in London responded to a four (4) vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on US 421 north of Manchester.
Upon arrival Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed determined Unit One was southbound on US 421 when it crossed the centerline, sideswiped unit two and struck unit three head-on. Unit two then collided with unit four.
Unit one, a 2002 Ford F150 Pickup, was operated by Cheryl Monroe, 49, of Oneida. Monroe, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Unit two, a 1994 Nissan Sentra, was operated by Stella Gregory, 58 of Manchester. Gregory and a passenger Rosetta Abner, 54, of Manchester were not injured in the collision. Both were wearing their seatbelts.
Unit three, a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu, was operated by Archie Smith, 46, of Manchester. Smith, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene by Clay County Coroner Jim Trosper.
Unit four, a 1985 GMC S15 Pickup, was operated by Kenneth Hubbard, 32, of Tyner. Hubbard, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Reed is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Detective Mike Bowling, Trooper Josh Wilson, Clay County Coroner Jim Trosper, Clay County Sheriff's Office, Clay County EMS, Manchester Fire Department and the Kentucky State Highway Department.