TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Accident Involving Kentucky State Police Trooper in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 08/26/2008
(London, KY) - On August 26, 2008 at 7:25 P.M. Kentucky State Police Trooper First Class Parrish Baker was Eastbound on the Hal Rogers Parkway on his way to investigate a serious injury accident on the Hal Rogers Parkway. TFC Baker was operating a marked Kentucky State Police vehicle and preliminary investigation indicates his emergency equipment was activated. When TFC Baker entered the intersection of KY 30 and the Hal Rogers Parkway he struck a 2002 Kia driven by 26 year old Curtis Angel of McKee, KY. The vehicle driven by Mr. Angel was traveling west on KY 30 into the intersection. TFC Bakers vehicle struck the Kia in the passenger side where Ashley Angel, the 24 year old wife of Mr. Angel was located. TFC Baker and Mister and Misses Angel were transported to Saint Joseph Hospital of London. Ms. Angel was transferred to the UK Medical Center with serious injuries. TFC Baker is a 19-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. TFC Baker was treated and released from St. Joseph Hospital with a broken hand. The Kentucky State Police Regional Reconstruction Team was activated and is currently on the scene. The investigation is continuing.