Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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One killed in a two vehicle collision on Kentucky Highway 1087
Date of News Release: 02/18/2011
(Hazard, Ky.) -- On February 18, 2011 around 2:45 pm the Kentucky State Police Post in Hazard received a 911 call of an injury accident on Kentucky Highway 1087 in the Softshell Community of Knott County. Upon the arrival of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Knott County Sheriff's Department, the Knott County Transtar Ambulance, and the Ball Creek Fire and Rescue it was determined that the victim James B. Combs was traveling on Kentucky Highway 1087 rounding a curve when he lost control of his vehicle striking an on coming vehicle driven by Audrey Yoder. Mr. Combs was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Knott County Coroner. Mrs. Yoder and 3 other occupants were transported to the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital for minor injuries. The case is ongoing by Officer Thomas Gearheart with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.