Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Two-Vehicle Collision Claims Estill County Resident
Date of News Release: 04/22/2011
(Irvine, Ky.) -- A two-vehicle collision on Ky 89 has claimed the life of an Estill County man. The collision occurred approximately two miles north of Irvine at 1:10 p.m. this date. KSP Troopers investigating the crash say that a 2008 Dodge pickup truck being operated by Ronnie Abney Jr. 36 of Irvine, was traveling south on Ky 89, when he crossed over the centerline and struck a 1999 Chrysler Sebring being operated by Jimmie K. Scott, age 35 of Irvine. Mr. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene by the Estill County Coroner. Jessica Scott, age 30 of Irvine, was a passenger and the wife of the victim. She was treated for a minor injury at Marcum-Wallace Hospital in Irvine. Mr. Abney and his passenger-wife, thirty-one year old Kimberly Abney, were also treated for minor injuries at Marcum-Wallace. The Scotts were not wearing seat belts. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were involved, or what other factors may have contributed to the collision. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Jarrod Smith and KSP Accident Recontructionist Detective Chris Short.