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Several Injured in Collision on KY 38

Date of News Release: 06/16/2013

(Harlan, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle collision on KY 38 in the Clovertown area of Harlan around 2:45 PM on Sunday.

According to the report, a 1994 Chevrolet Pickup truck operated by Jordan A. Stephen, age 18, of Baxter was traveling westbound on KY 38. According to Stephens, his steering locked up briefly causing him to cross into the opposite lane colliding with an eastbound 2005 Buick operated by Michael Owens, age 48, of Evarts. The passengers in the Owens’ vehicle were all injured. Joyce Owens age 45 of Evarts had to extricated by mechanical means by the Harlan County Rescue Squad. She was transported to Harlan ARH by LifeCare EMS and later flown to Holsten Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. Michael Owens was not injured. Two young children who were also in the Owens vehicle were taken by ambulance to Harlan ARH for treatment. Stephens was transported to ARH by his mother and father. The collision left KY 38 shut down for nearly two hours. No charges have been filed at this time.

The collision is being investigated by Kenny Sergent. He was assisted on scene by troopers Marcus Williams and James E. Hensley. Also assisting was Harlan County Rescue Squad, LifeCare EMS and Harlan Fire Department.

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