Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Fatal collision at the Intersection of Kentucky 32 and Kentucky 7
Date of News Release: 11/16/2010
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On November 16, 2010 at 1410 hours, Trooper Josh Lawson was notified by Elliott County Dispatch of an injury accident on Kentucky 7 in Elliott County. Trooper Charles Bolin and Trooper Jeff Crase also responded to the scene. Gusta Gumm of Sandy Hook was operating a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix North on Kentucky 7, when she arrived at the intersection of Kentucky 7 and Kentucky 32. Ms. Gumm initiated a left hand turn onto Kentucky 32 and into the path of Stacy Smith who was operating a 1994 Chevrolet truck west bound on Kentucky 32. Eric Smith a passenger in Ms.Gumm's vehicle was pronounced deceased at 1425 hours by the Elliott County Coroner. Family members were notified on scene. Gusta Gumm and a juvenile passenger of Ms. Gumm's vehicle was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital by Elliott County EMS. Ms. Gumm is currently being evaluated and the juvenile passenger has been admitted. Accident remains under investigation by Trooper Charles Bolin.