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One killed and two injured in a single vehicle collision on Kentucky 597

Date of News Release: 06/29/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On June 28th, 2011 at 2148 hours Kentucky State Police in Morehead was notified by Fleming County Dispatch in reference to a fatal accident on Kentucky 597. Trooper Michael Fogleman responded to the scene. Patricia Johnson was operating a 2008 Pontiac G6 GT Southbound on Kentucky 597 when she dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, she continued to travel down a ditch until striking a tree that caused the vehicle to overturn and come to a final rest. Crystal Tester was pronounced deceased by the Fleming County Deputy Coroner Jason Gulley at 2206 hours. Next of kin was notified on scene by the Fleming County Deputy Coroner Jason Gulley. Ms. Johnson and another passenger, Juvenile Tester were transported to Fleming County Hospital by Fleming County Emergency Medical Services for minor injuries. Fleming County Sheriff's Department assisted with the accident. Accident remains under investigation by Trooper Michael Fogleman.

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