Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Injury Collision in Mercer County
Date of News Release: 11/15/2011
(Harrodsburg, Ky.) -- On November 15, 2011 at approximately 9:10 am EST the Kentucky State Police Richmond Post received a call of an injury collision on US 68 east of Harrodsburg in Mercer County.
Cindy L. Young, 59 years of age, of Perryville, KY, was involved in single vehicle property damage collision on US 68. After the vehicle came to rest she exited her vehicle to flag down on coming traffic in an attempt to avoid a second collision. Steve Shuman, 48 years of age, of Harrodsburg, KY, was driving on US 68 when he observed Mrs. Young in the road. Mr. Shuman attempted to stop his vehicle, which caused his vehicle to jack-knife in the road. The trailer portion of Mr. Shumans vehicle struck Mrs. Young.
Cindy L. Young was transported to the University of Kentucky by Mercer County EMS with face and head injuries. Her condition is not known.
Trooper frank Thornberry is investigating the collision.