Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury collision on KY 8 in Lewis County
Date of News Release: 09/06/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On September 6, 2011 Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call for service of a single vehicle injury accident on KY 8 around the Saint Paul Church. Trooper Chad Bowling responded to the scene along with Firebrick Volunteer Fire Department and Lewis County EMS. Cassandra Tackett was traveling eastbound on KY 8 when her vehicle ran off the shoulder of the roadway. Mrs. Tackett overcorrected traveling across the roadway striking an embankment. Mrs. Tackett refused medical treatment at the scene. Three juveniles were also in the vehicle and have been transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH. One juvenile was transported with a pelvic injury and another with a possible collapsed lung. All injuries are believed to be non life-threatening. Seatbelts and child restraints were in use at the time of the accident. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.