Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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One Killed in a Collision on the Bluegrass Parkway
Date of News Release: 09/03/2011
(Frankfort, KY.) -- Clorissa Hooper was traveling east on the Bluegrass Parkway at the 48 mile marker. Ms. Hooper fell asleep and left the roadway. Ms. Hooper's vehicle entered the grass median and lost control. Ms. Hooper over corrected an exited the median striking the earth embankment on the eastbound side and overturned. A passenger in Ms. Hooper's vehicle was ejected from the vehicle and landed in the eastbound travel lanes. The passenger was struck by Gary Deboer's vehicle who was traveling east on the Bluegrass Parkway. The victim was pronounced dead by the Anderson County Coroner. The victim was not wearing his seat belt. The collision remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post.