Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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One Killed on KY 3 in Martin County
Date of News Release: 05/31/2012
(Inez,Ky.) - On Thursday May 30, 2012 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a two vehicle accident on Ky 3 in the Inez community of Martin County. KSP units responded the the scene and determined that the accident involved a vehicle and a ATV. Preliminary investigation indicates that an ATV was disabled and parked in the Westbound lane of Ky 3. The operator of the ATV Jason Hammond of Inez, Ky. was repairing the ATV when a Westbound vehicle operated by Angela Newsome struck the ATV and Hammond. Hammond was pronounced dead at the scene by Martin County Deputy Coroner Ronnie Mathis. Newsome was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center for minor injuries. This accident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Jake Stinnett and Trooper Eddie Crum.