Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury collision on KY 203 in Morgan County
Date of News Release: 12/23/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On December 23, 2011 Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call for service of a single vehicle injury accident on KY 203 in Morgan County. Trooper Jonathan Moore and Trooper Royce Collett responded to the scene one mile from US 460. Sharon Bates was operating a 1993 Mazda 626 westbound on KY 203 when the vehicle dropped off the westbound side of the roadway. Ms. Bates was unable to regain control, traveling across the roadway onto the eastbound shoulder. The vehicle continued off the roadway striking a tree. Passenger Michael Bates sustained injuries to his leg and hip. He was transported from the scene by Morgan County EMS. Mr. Bate's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.