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Minor Injury involving KSP Vehicle/Trooper

Date of News Release: 03/18/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On Friday, March 18, 2011 at approximately 10:29 A.M. Jamie Aquino-Fernandez was traveling southbound on Ky. 801 in a Nissan Quest Van. Trooper Scott Caudill was traveling northbound in a marked Kentucky State Police Cruiser. Mr. Hernandez attempted to make a left hand turn into the BP gas station parking lot and pulled into the path of Trooper Caudill. Upon collision the Nissan Van spun counter clockwise and came to final rest on a grass embankment near the entrance to the parking lot. The State Police Cruiser continued northbound over the grass embankment and struck a BP sign post and a light post before coming to rest in a ditch on the north side of the BP entrance. Mr. Fernandez and his mother, Marcela Fernandez, a passenger in the van, were transported to St. Claire medical center by ambulance and were treated and released for minor injuries. Trooper Caudill was also taken to St. Claire medical center were he was also treated and released for minor injuries.

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