Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Fatal Collision on Little Flat Ledford Road
Date of News Release: 01/21/2012
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm, Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a call stating that there had been a fatal accident on Little Flat Ledford Road approximately 2 miles North of Kentucky 11 in Bath County. Rodney Shields was operating a 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup North on Little Flat Ledford Road when he veered off the right side of the roadway striking a tree and continuing down a steep embankment striking another tree where the vehicle came to a final rest. Mr. Shields was not wearing a seat belt, but the air bags deployed. Bath County Coroner Robbie Powell responded to the scene and pronounced Rodney Shields deceased at 2150 hours, next of kin was notified on scene. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Daniel Armstrong.