Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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A 4 year killed in a single vehicle collision
Date of News Release: 05/21/2010
(Hazard, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard is investigation a fatal traffic collision which claimed the life of a Perry County 4 year old and also injured his brother. The accident happened just off North Kentucky Highway 15 at Sam Campbell's Branch in the Bonnyman Community of Perry County. A 1996 Chevrolet Blazer which was being operated by Felecia R Abner, (an aunt of the two children) of Hazard turned from Highway 15 onto Sam Campbell's Branch when she lost control of the vehicle coming to a final rest over an embankment against a utility pole. A backseat passenger in the vehicle who was wearing a seat belt but was not in a car seat received fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A second passenger in the backseat of the vehicle received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital by the Perry County Ambulance Authority. Trooper Brandon Thomas, U/764 is in charge of the investigation of this collision.