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Two Injured in a Collision on KY81 in McLean County

Date of News Release: 04/20/2013

(Henderson, KY) -- Mr. Justin L. Kinison was operating a White 1995 Chevy Camero while traveling Southbound on KY81. Deputy Timothy W. McCoy, operating his 2009 Dodge Charger marked police cruiser. He was responding to an emergency complaint. Deputy McCoy had his lights and siren operating. Mr. Kinison saw the Deputy's emergency lights behind him and attempted to pull off the roadway by making a left turn into a driveway. Deputy McCoy failed to realize Mr. Kinison was making a left turn. Deputy McCoy pulled out to pass. Mr. Kinison pulled into the deputy's path. Deputy McCoy struck Mr. Kinison vehicle on the driver's side door. Deputy McCoy's cruiser left the roadway and traveled down an earth embankment, and struck a tree coming to a final rest. Mr. Kinison's vehicle came to a final rest on KY81. Deputy McCoy was life-flighted to Deaconness in Evansville with non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Kinison was taken by ambulance to Owensboro Medical Health System where he was treated and released. The investigation is still ongoing.

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