Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury Collision on KY 650 in Morgan County
Date of News Release: 06/23/2012
(West Liberty, KY) - On Saturday, June 23, 2012 Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call from West Liberty dispatch in reference to a two vehicle injury accident approximately 1 mile up on Kentucky 650. Joshua Ison, 31, of Sandy Hook was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer north on Kentucky 650. Mr. Ison crossed the center line traveling into the southbound lane where he struck Jessica Thornberry, 29, of Sandy Hook who was operating a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. Ms. Thornberry was airlifted from the scene to Cabell Huntington Hospital, both passengers from Ms. Thornberry's vehicle William Moore and juvenile McDowell were transported by Elliott County Emergency Medical Service to Saint Claire Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ison declined to be transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Service but later requested to be transported to a hospital, Trooper Crase transported Mr. Ison to Morgan County ARH. Mr. Ison was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs/etc. 1st Offense. Accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jeff Crase.