Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Trooper Involved in a Two Vehicle Collision
Date of News Release: 11/10/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 11/10/08 at approximately 8:35am Kentucky State Police Trooper Jackie Pickrell and a vehicle operated by Mandi Sumner of Vicco, Ky. collided on HWY 15 in the Jeff Community of Perry County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Trooper Pickrell was traveling North on Hwy 15 when the vehicle operated by Ms. Sumner pulled from the shoulder of the roadway attempting to make a u-turn into the path of the trooper. Trooper Pickrell attempted to avoid the collision by steering her vehicle into the median, but the two vehicles still collided. Sumner was transported to the Hazard ARH for treatment and Trooper Pickrell was not injured. Safety belts were in use at the time of the collision. The investigation is continuing by Sgt. Raymond Engle.