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Injury collision on Kentucky 519 in Rowan County

Date of News Release: 11/21/2010

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On November 21, 2010, at 5:17 PM, Kentucky State Police Morehead received a report of an injury accident on Kentucky 519 in Rowan County. Trooper Scott Caudill and Trooper David Zimmerman responded to the accident. Christopher Roberts was traveling northbound on Kentucky 519. His vehicle crossed the center line of Kentucky 519 into the southbound lane striking a vehicle operated by Jeffrey Minnick. Mr. Minnick's vehicle spun into the northbound lane causing a head-on collision with a vehicle operated by Arch Johnson Jr. Mr. Roberts's vehicle collided head-on in the southbound lane with a vehicle operated by James Ruth. Suzanne Minnick was trapped inside the 2008 GMC. She was freed by mechanical means by Morehead Fire and Rescue. Mrs. Minnick was transported to Saint Claire Medical Center Rowan County EMS. She is listed in stable condition. Mr. Johnson Jr. was also taken to Saint Claire Medical Center by Rowan County EMS. He was treated and released for minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Scott Caudill.

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