Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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One Killed in a Head-On Collision on US 68
Date of News Release: 08/02/2010
(Morehead, Ky.) -- At 5:11 am, KSP Morehead received a call for service in reference to a multiple vehicle accident on US 68 at the 2 mile marker in Fleming County. Mary A. Nickell, 39, of Mayslick was traveling eastbound driving a 1997 Toyota 4 Runner on US 68 when she crossed the center line striking a semi truck and trailer driven by Timothy Gentry, 54, of Maysville. Ms. Nickell's vehicle then crossed back into the eastbound lane, ejecting Ms. Nickell onto the shoulder of the roadway. After the impact the semi and trailer crossed the center line coming to final rest on an earth embankment on the eastbound side of the roadway. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Ms Nickell was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin were notified by KSP Troopers. The accident remains under investigation by Detective Larry Bowling U/316.