Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury collision on Open Fork Road in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 03/15/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On March 15, 2011 at 1840 hours, Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead, was notified by Rowan County Dispatch, of a single vehicle injury accident at approximately 1595 Open Fork Road, in Morehead, Kentucky. Trooper David Zimmerman responded to the scene. Tina Walton of Hillsboro, Kentucky was operating a silver 1998 Ford Taurus eastbound on Open Fork. Ms. Walton left the roadway and struck a tree. The resulting damage from the collision deployed the air bags, and entrapped Ms. Walton. Members of the Rowan County Fire and Emergency Medical Services used the jaws of life to remove her from the vehicle. Ms. Walton was transported to Saint Claire Medical Center, and ultimately transported by Rowan County Emergency Service to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper David Zimmerman.