Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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One killed in a two vehicle collision on KY 15
Date of News Release: 01/21/2011
(Hazard, Ky.) -- On January 21, 2011 at approximately 00:15 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call of an injury accident on Ky-15 in the Carr Fork community of Knott County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a commercial vehicle operated by Calvin Turner age 47 of Birmingham, Alabama was traveling in reverse in the northbound lane. A passenger car operated by Christopher L. Collins age 34 of Viper, Ky. was traveling North in the northbound lane. Mr. Collins was approaching the commercial vehicle and was unable to stop and avoid the collision due to weather conditions and slick roads. Mr. Collins's vehicle struck the truck causing fatal injuries. Mr. Collins was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Brandon Thomas and Tpr. Jonathan Sizemore.