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Injury Collision on Happy Top Road in Powell County

Date of News Release: 08/12/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- At 6:17 p.m. Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call for service from Powell County Dispatch in reference to a two vehicle accident on Happy Top Road in Powell County. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Dennis Johnson responded to the scene. Nicole Otokitchi-Baker was traveling eastbound on Happy Top Road when she failed to negotiate a curve striking a vehicle driven by James Hall. Mrs. Otokitchi-Baker's vehicle crossed the center line striking Mr. Hall's vehicle on the driver's side with the front of her vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle Shawn Baker was taken to Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital along with Mrs. Otokitchi-Baker. Mr. Baker was later transported via ambulance to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY with non life-threatening injuries to his head. Mrs. Otokitchi-Baker was treated and released at Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hall was treated and released at the scene with minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

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