TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Injury Collision on Ky. Highway 54
Date of News Release: 08/01/2012
HENDERSON, KY. — Cory R. Burden was operating a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe East bound on Ky. Highway 54 near Philpot Ky. when he fell asleep at the wheel. Mr. Burden's vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert on the North side of Hwy 54. The vehicle became airborne and then struck an earthen embankment and a fence before overturning in a field. Mr. Burden was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident and was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned. The passenger was restrained in a child safety seat and was not ejected. Mr. Burden sustained severe injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. The passenger had only minor injuries.