Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Injury collision on New Salem Church Road
Date of News Release: 11/06/2011
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EST, Troopers from Kentucky State Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on New Salem Church Road, 5 miles north of Rineyville. Upon arrival, Trooper Spears discovered a 1997 GMC Jimmy operated by Samantha Wheeler (17 year old white female from Rineyville) was traveling eastbound on New Salem Church Road when she entered into a sharp curve and the right tires dropped off of the right side of the roadway overcorrected to the left and then back to the right at which time she lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn several times. The driver was transported to HMH by means of personal vehicle and then later transferred to Jewish hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The accident is being worked by Trooper Justin Spears who was assisted by Trooper Brian Mouser as well as Trooper Chris Berry.