Trooper David Jones
Kentucky State Police
Post 6, Dry Ridge
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Collision involving a KSP Trooper
Date of News Release: 05/29/2011
(Dry Ridge, Ky.) -- At 1344 hours Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric Barnett was involved in a two vehicle crash in the city limits of Paris, KY. Trooper Barnett was east bound on Main Street en route to a complaint with his emergency lights and siren activated. As Trooper Barnett approached the intersection of Main Street and 20th from the west he slowed and cleared the intersection. After clearing the intersection Trooper Barnett proceeded into the intersection and was struck by a 2007 Nissan, driven by Stefanie Toadvine as she traveled south on 20th Street. Ms. Toadvine was unable to see or hear Trooper Barnett's emergency equipment due to an obstructed view and entered the intersection on a green traffic signal. As Toadvine entered the intersection from the north her vehicle struck Trooper Barnett's cruiser in the left front. Trooper Barnett sustained minor injuries that did not require transportation to the hospital. Ms. Toadvine was taken by private vehicle to the hospital for minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation.