TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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One injured in two vehicle collision on US 60
Date of News Release: 05/29/2011
(Mayfield, Ky.) -- Russell Basham was traveling west on US 60 when he ran off the right shoulder of the road. Mr. Basham overcorrected and crossed into the path of Anatoliy Misyuk who was traveling east on US 60. Mr. Misyuk was unable to avoid the collision and struck Mr. Basham's vehicle on the driver's side. Mr. Basham suffered minor injuries and was transported to Lourdes Hospital by Ballard County EMS. Mr. Misyuk was not injured in the collision. Mr. Basham was charged with DUI 1st and was cited to court due to his injuries. Traffic was rerouted due to US 60 being shut down for approximately an hour and a half at the scene. Trooper Clark was assisted at the scene by the Ballard County Sheriff's Department, LaCenter Police Department, and the LaCenter Fire Department.