TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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One killed in a single vehicle collision in Greenup County
Date of News Release: 07/22/2011
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating a single vehicle fatality accident that occurred on State Route 1, approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Argillite in Greenup County. The collision occurred around 1753 hours this evening. Unit 1 was owned and operated by Melinda M. Belcher of Grayson. Ms. Belcher was traveling north on Route 1 when she lost control, left the roadway, and struck a tree. A passenger in the vehicle, Sheila J. Hallmark of Willard, KY was pronounced dead at the scene by Greenup County Deputy Coroner. Greenup County Ambulance Service, Little Sandy Fire Department, and Greenup Police Department assisted at the scene. The collision is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.