Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury Collision on Tar Ridge Road in Wolfe County
Date of News Release: 03/27/2012
(CAMPTON, KY) - On Tuesday March 27, 2012, at 2:43 p.m. Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call for service from Wolfe County Dispatch of a two vehicle injury accident on Tar Ridge Road in Wolfe County. Jesse Watkins, 29 of Campton, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound on Tar Ridge Road in Wolfe County. Mr. Watkins had a pre-existing medical condition that caused him to black out behind the wheel. Mr. Watkins's vehicle crossed the center line, striking a 2005 Chevrolet Pickup traveling northbound. The pickup was operated by Daniel Long of Pine Ridge. Mr. Watkins's vehicle traveled off the northbound edge of the roadway. Mr. Long's vehicle traveled off the southbound side of the roadway. Mr. Watkins was airlifted from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Long was not injured in the accident. The accident remains under investigation by Master Trooper Joe Veeneman.