TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Injury collision on State Route 109 in Union County
Date of News Release: 07/16/2011
(Henderson, Ky.) -- Mark A Leroy II, was operating a maroon 1999 GMC van that was traveling north bound on State Route 109 about a quarter of a mile south of KY 688 when his vehicle went off the roadway causing the axle to fall off the vehicle onto the roadway. Mr. Leroy got out of his vehicle attempting to remove the axle from the road. Steven D. Cooper was traveling southbound in his red 1966 Chevrolet pickup truck on State Route 109 and saw Mr. Leroy and the axle on the roadway and swerved causing his vehicle to leave the roadway striking an earth embankment. Mr. Cooper was transported by EMS to Crittenden County Hospital for injuries to his right wrist. Mr. Leroy was arrested for driving while intoxicated and lodged in Union County Detention Center.