Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Grays Knob Man Injured in Collision
Date of News Release: 06/17/2012
(Louellen, Ky.) – Kentucky State Police are investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred on KY 0179 at Slope Hollow early this morning. Trooper Russell Maynard responded to the call just after 6:00 AM.
Toby Short, age 31, of Grays Knob was traveling south on KY 0179 in a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, when he entered a curve and lost control of the vehicle striking a bridge abutment. The vehicle left the roadway, traveling airborne over a creek, crashing head-on into the ground, overturning twice, ejecting Mr. Short from the vehicle. Mr. Short was transported to Harlan ARH where he was subsequently airlifted to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He is listed in critical condition. Speed is a suspected factor in this collision.
Investigation continues by Trooper Russell Maynard. He was assisted on scene by Johnson's LifeCare EMS.