Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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One killed in a single vehicle collision on KY 172
Date of News Release: 07/14/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- At 11:08 p.m. on July 13, 2011, Kentucky State Police Morehead was notified by Morgan County Dispatch of a single vehicle accident on KY 172 near KY 437 in Morgan County. John Hibbens was operating a 2004 Ford pickup on KY 172 when his vehicle crossed the center line. Mr. Hibbens applied the brakes and attempted to steer the vehicle back into the westbound lane, but the vehicle dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway, traveled down an embankment and struck a utility pole. The vehicle overturned and Mr. Hibbens was ejected. Mr. Hibbens was pronounced deceased on the scene. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.