Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Fatal Collision on I-64 in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 02/26/2012
(Morehead, KY) -- On Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 7:45 pm Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call from Rowan County Dispatch in reference to an injury accident near the 144 mile marker on I-64 eastbound. Trooper Michael Wathen and Trooper Jay Cottrell responded to the scene. Kelly Moore, 43 of Olive Hill, was operating a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 eastbound on I-64 in the left hand lane. She exited the roadway and onto the median. Ms. Moore traveled approximately 200 ft before returning to the eastbound lane of traffic. Ms. Moore lost control of her vehicle causing the vehicle to roll approximately 3 times before coming to a final rest on its top on the right shoulder. Ms. Moore was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from her vehicle. Kelly Moore was transported from the scene by Morehead Emergency Medical Service to Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. She was airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Kentucky State Police Morehead was notified by a staff member with University of Kentucky Medical Center that Kelly Moore was pronounced deceased on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm by a Physician with the hospital. Next of kin was notified at the hospital.
Accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jay Cottrell.