TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Injury Collision on I-64 in Carter County
Date of News Release: 06/23/2009
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Ashland responded to a three vehicle collision at the 164 mile marker on I-64. David Blanton who was traveling westbound fell asleep and made contact with Sherain Lopez's vehicle, causing Lopez's vehicle to cross the median into the opposing lane striking Timothy New's vehicle head on. All parties were wearing their seatbelts. Drugs and alcohol was not a factor. Sherain Lopez and Timothy New were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries. This accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jim Ryland.