Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Fatal collision on Hawkins Branch Road in Menifee County
Date of News Release: 11/07/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On Monday, November 07, 2011, at 4:32 a.m., Kentucky State Police in Morehead was informed by Menifee County Dispatch that a vehicle had driven into a pond on Hawkins Branch Road. Trooper Jason Brown, Menifee County Sheriff's Department, Menifee County EMS, and Menifee County Fire Department responded to the scene. Rebecca Rowe had been operating a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling north on Hawkins Branch Road with passenger Jennifer Brooks. Mrs. Rowe lost control of the vehicle while attempting to avoid a collision with a horse in the roadway. The vehicle struck an embankment and overturned into a pond. Jennifer Brooks was able to free herself from the vehicle and was transported to Clark Regional Medical for minor injuries. Rebecca Rowe was transported to St. Joseph East where she was pronounced deceased. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Brown.