Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury collision on KY 746 North in Wolfe County
Date of News Release: 03/16/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On 03/15/2011 KSP Post 8 Morehead received a report of an injury accident on KY 746 North, 3 Miles from the junction of KY 191 in Wolfe County. Shane K. Nickell of Frenchburg was operating a 1994 Ford Ranger northbound on KY 746 North when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the centerline, and left the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle continued to travel through a fence and over an embankment, ultimately striking a tree, where it came to final rest. Shane K. Nickell then fled the accident scene on foot according to passengers Brian L. Swango and Michelle L. Shockey. Brian L. Swango of Clay City was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center In Lexington where he is listed in stable condition. Michelle L. Shockey of Wellington did not sustain any injuries during the accident and refused medical treatment at the scene. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident and charges may be pending. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Brinton Rollins.