Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury Collision on KY 801 in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 11/03/2012
(Morehead, KY) -- On Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 5:30 a.m., Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call for service from Rowan County Dispatch in reference to a single vehicle accident on KY 801 north in Rowan County. Tanya Hamilton, 26 of Flemingsburg, was operating a 1997 Mercury van traveling northbound on KY 801 when she veered off the right side of the roadway. Ms. Hamilton overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross into the southbound lane exiting the roadway. The vehicle came back onto the roadway, overturned and came to final rest in the middle of the roadway. Four juveniles were taken by Rowan EMS to St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, KY. One of the juveniles was then airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY with non life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.